Byssomerulius corium (Pers.) Parmasto, (netted crust)

1 Nov 2014 at OSGR: SU22 in South Wilts, England

Record Summaryon dead, fallen oak twig
Found asFruitbody
Date1 November 2014
Associated organismQuercus
OS grid refOSGR: SU22
Lat/Lon50° 60' N, 1° 40' W
Vice CountySouth Wilts, VC no: 8
Voucher1 Nov 2014[A]
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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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