| Xerula megalospora
|Xerula megalospora decomposes dead wood, such as decaying tree roots.
This collection (largest cap 3.5cm wide) was found in June growing among
maple, oak, poplar and beech trees. Spore print white. The root-like stem
is characteristic of the genus Xerula.
|These micrographs show the
pleurocystidia of Xerula megalospora.
|The spores of Xerula megalospora are lemon-shaped
(citriniform) and are larger than other Xerula species, up
to 23 microns long. Also, note rough and pitted surface.
|The cheilocystidia of Xerula megalospora
usually have a capitate apex.
|See Xerula megalospora at
|See also: Cystidia at