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Crepidotus variabilis ?

Observed: 27th November 2011 By: synansynan is knowledgeable about Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Crepidotus variabilis
Crepidotus variabilis
Description:

On a fallen twig; about 1-2cm. Hopefully the moss gives some idea of scale. Photographing the upper side was a failure, but it was textured in a finely felt-like way.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

jhn7's picture

Microscopy needed to be sure.

I've been told in the past
'You cannot tell the species of Crepidotus without a microscope. C. variabilis and C.cesatii look alike, but have different shaped spores'
however I've also heard that pinker gills suggest C. variabilis.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

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Thanks

Thanks Janet. This is a new genus to me (I try not to let fungi distract me, but the more unusual ones often force my curiosity), and I'm glad I posted it now because I wasn't aware of C. cesatii as a contender.

Nigel