Encoelia furfuracea

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Encoelia furfuracea

2 February 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Hazel cup

Fruiting Body

Initially bladder shaped, splitting and opening to form a cup, outer surface coarsely scurfy, brown, inner surface smooth, brown, to about 2 cm across

Flesh

Firm, brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Winter and spring

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead hazel branches, less commonly on dead alder

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sausage shaped or cylindrical, smooth (6-11) x (2-2.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Encoelia furfuracea

2 February 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Encoelia furfuracea

2 February 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin