Hypochnicium vellerum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Hypochnicium vellerum (Ellis & Cragin) Parmasto. syn. Corticium vellereum Ellis & Cragin (illustrated 40% life size) Fruit body resupinate, 2–10cm across, 0.1–0.2mm thick; white, cream, or pink-buff, white at the margin; fibrillose when young. Spores 7–8¼ in diameter, globose, with uneven, thickened walls; white. Chlamydospores apical or intercalary on hyphae in subhymenial tissue, 8–10×6–8¼, rounded to pear-shaped with thickened, dextrinoid walls. Hyphal structure monomitic; generative hyphae with clamp connections, thin to somewhat thick-walled. Habitat most commonly on fallen deciduous wood or bark, especially elm, in mainland Europe, not found in Britain; late autumn to late winter. Occasional. Not edible.