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Disciotis venosa (Pers.) Fr. (Bleach Cup)

Date 25 March 2005
OS grid ref SU46
Lat/Lon 51° 20' N, 1° 20' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Voucher 25/03/2005[A]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary single fruitbody, in grass
Identification Notes: Smell: chlorine (swimming baths), quite strong but short-lived, immediately after damage.

Hymenium composed of hyaline septate hyphae up to 200x8µm, these are immature and could be asci or paraphyses. The septa have a small central structure visible under x40 objective. No sign of spores, shed or immature, not even singletons in three preps, even though the fruitbody appeared past its best.

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