Auricularia mesenterica

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Auricularia mesenterica

7 November 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Tripe Fungus

Fruiting Body

Pressed against the substrate and forming brackets, upper bracket surface hairy, zoned, various shades of grey and brown, underside brown, often grey from spores, to about 8 cm across

Flesh

Gelatinous, brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped (15-17) x (6-7) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Auricularia mesenterica

The underside. 7 November 2010 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin