Rosy Crust

Peniophora incarnata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Rosy Crust Peniophora incarnata (Pers.) P. Karst. syn. Thelephora incarnata Pers. (illustrated 60% life size) Fruit body resupinate, forming thin, pale to bright orange or salmon-pink patches on the undersides of branches. Spores 8–12Γ—3.5–5ΒΌ, narrowly elliptical; light red. Cystidia fusoid, encrusted with crystalline material, found at all levels in the thickening hymenium. Gloeocystidia thin-walled, elongated, somewhat vermiform. Habitat on wood of all sorts, especially gorse; all year. Frequent. Not edible.

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