Psilachnum rubrotinctum

    Description

    The fruit bodies consist of a greyish white fertile upper surface and pale yellowish white exteriors, which become a dull yellow colour when dry. Their margins are set with short, hyaline hairs. They have very short stalks. When exposed to ammonia vapour, the fruit bodies turn a brick red colour, after which they are named. (Up to 0.5mm diameter.)

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Their hosts include damp, dead stems of meadowsweet and willow herbs.

    When to see it

    They fruit during spring and summer.

    UK Status

    Not known

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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