Serpula himantioides


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Serpula himantioides (Fr.) P. Karst. syn. Merulius himantioides Fr. (illustrated 45% life size) Fruit body resupinate, forming patches 2–5cm across, margin thin; lilac at first, then drying umber, the margin white; smooth at first, becoming irregularly wrinkled, forming reticulate β€˜pores’. Spores 9–10Γ—6ΒΌ, elliptical; yellowish-brown. Habitat on dead coniferous wood, especially on the undersides of large logs; all year. Occasional. Not edible.

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