Laxitextum bicolor

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Laxitextum bicolor

Postby Leif Goodwin » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:20 pm

Tnis one had me stumped. I was looking to get some decent photos of Stereum species and chose this specimen but the flesh showed no colour change on bruising and the spores were rather small. Microscopy did not fit a Xylobolus species either. I eventually came across Laxitextum bicolor. Oddly enough I made two collections, one in the New Forest, and one near Tadley, despite this being rarely recorded. So perhaps this is an overlooked species.

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Small amyloid spores some warty:
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Oil filled cystidia in KOH solution:
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Re: Laxitextum bicolor

Postby Dave H-Tranter » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:36 pm

Nice find and one can see why it has been overlooked - looks like a cross between T- versicolor and B. adusta - good work indeed.

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