Leucogyrophana mollusca

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Leucogyrophana mollusca (Fr.) Pouzar syn. Merulius molluscus Fr. (illustrated 70% life size) Fruit body resupinate, forming patches 3–10cm across; white and smooth at first, becoming wrinkled and forming ‘pores’ and then yellowing. Spores 4–6.5×4–5¼, broadly elliptical; yellowish, some dextrinoid. Habitat on coniferous wood, twigs or other debris; autumn to winter. Uncommon. Not edible. Note my picture shows it spreading onto grass.