Cinnamon Bracket

Hapalopilus nidulans

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cinnamon Bracket Hapalopilus nidulans (Fr.) P. Karst. syn. H. rutilans (Pers.) P. Karst. (illustrated 45% life size) Bracket 5–10×2–4cm, 1–4cm thick, fan-shaped; ochraceous to cinnamon, KOH stains all parts bright violaceous; upper surface downy at first, becoming smooth. Flesh cinnamon, paler towards the cuticle; smell sweetish. Tubes up to 10mm long; ochraceous. Pores 2–4 per mm, angular; ochraceous to cinnamon-brown. Spores 3.5–5×2–3¼, elliptical to cylindrical. Hyphal system monomitic; generative hyphae thin- to thick-walled, with clamp connections. Habitat on dead deciduous wood; summer to autumn. Occasional. Not edible.

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