Peniophora lycii

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Peniophora lycii (Pers.) Höhn. & Litsch (illustrated 60% life size) Fruit body resupinate, forming thin, irregular patches on the undersides of branches; blue-grey with a violaceous tint. Spores 9–13×3.5–5¼, cylindrical or somewhat curved; pink. Cystidia club-shaped, conspicuously encrusted in crystalline material, often becoming buried as the hymenium thickens. Dendrophyses branched, encrusted with crystalline material, hyaline. Habitat on dead twigs and sticks of many deciduous trees; all year. Very common. Not edible.