Sporocarps gathered in dense groups up to ca. 1 x 1 cm., ± cylindrical and
othen interwinded, up to ca. mm high, shortly stipitate, brownish rose to
up to 1 mm long, dark brown, filled with spore-like cells.
leaving a funnel-shaped cup, which is shining reddish brown and radially furrowed, on the
inner side with low, irregular warts.
forming a net of 3-6 µm broad tubules, only attached at the base of the cup,
ornamented with low often rather coarse lists and warts which usually form a
spherical, almost smooth or with very delicate warts (oilimmersion) and scattered more
prominent warts, brownish rose in RL, pale yellow to almost colourless in TL,
6.7-7.3-8.2 µm in diam.
Rotten wood of beech (Fagus sylvatica).
Occasional. Approxinately 10 collections known.
Known from Europe, Russia, Ceylon, northern India, Nepal, Japan,
USA and Canada.
Description and discussion based on
Albertsen & Gøtzsche (1993)
Abbreviations: TL : transmitted light; RL : reflected light; Ø : diameter;
TBU : Danish Botanical Topographical District.
Colour-codes refer to: Kornerup, A. & J. H. Wanscher 1974: Farver i farver.
5th reprint. Politikens Forlag, Copenhagen.
When not otherwise indicated spore measurements are given as:
min-mean-max or (extreme-)min-mean-max(-extreme). Spore measurements are exclusive of ornamentation.
Line drawings are free hand sketches.
Distribution maps: Maps of Danish distributions are based on material seen
by the author. World distributions are based on
reports extracted from literature.