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Ossicaulis lignatilis (Pers.) Redhead & Ginns (Mealy Oyster)

Date 9 December 2014
OS grid ref SU20
Lat/Lon 50° 50' N, 1° 40' W
Location Vice County: South Hants, VC11, England
Voucher 09/12/2014[A]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary on exposed heartwood on roof of fallen, diagonally-split Beech log
Associated organism: on underside dead, fallen, expposed heartwood of Fagus sylvatica
Identification Notes: Strong mealy smell.

Gills and stipe: orange with FeSO4. (previously I've seen this species go "greenish grey" to "dark blue" - see notes for 24 Oct 85[A]).

Spore print: white, non-amyloid.

Spores: smooth, hyaline, ellipsoid-oblong, (4)4.5-6/3-3.5µm, with 1 (2) oil drop(s), cyanophilic.

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