BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)
Ossicaulis lignatilis (Pers.) Redhead & Ginns (Mealy Oyster)
||9 December 2014
|OS grid ref
||50° 50' N, 1° 40' W
||Vice County: South Hants, VC11, England
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|Stage or state
||on exposed heartwood on roof of fallen, diagonally-split Beech log
||on underside dead, fallen, expposed heartwood of Fagus sylvatica
||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.