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Byssomerulius corium (Pers.) Parmasto (Netted Crust)

Date 1 November 2014
OS grid ref SU22
Lat/Lon 50° 60' N, 1° 40' W
Location Vice County: South Wilts, VC8, England
Voucher 01/11/2014[A]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary on dead, fallen oak twig
Associated organism: on dead, fallen twig of Quercus
Identification Notes: Fresh damp fruitbody easily, completely and intactly, peels off the substrate with a finger nail.

Spore print: almost white, BFF "B", non-amyloid.

Spores: cylindric-ellipsoiid, smooth, hyaline, usually with one or two oil drops, 5-7.5/3-3.5µm, (many spores 7µm long); cyanophilic (staining blue in lactophenol cotton blue).

Basidia: 4-spored.

Cuticle: filamentous, smooth, hyaline, very thick-walled wtih narrow lumen, occasionally septate, not clamped, occasionally branched, 3-5µm diam. with rounded tips.

Contact cuticle (where attached to substrate) similar, walls less thick, more branched, occasionally with swollen junctions.

Context: similar hyphae; crystals present in the layer above the hymenium, but they're mostly not attached to the hyphae.

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