Lentinellus cochleatus

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Lentinellus cochleatus

13 October 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Aniseed Cockleshell

Cap

Funnel shaped, surface smooth, yellow brown to chestnut brown, to about 6 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, distant, margin notched, pale buff

Stem

Ridged, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Fawn to cinnamon, tough

Smell

Usually of aniseed

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In clumps on dead wood of deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-globose, with small spines (4.5-5.5) x (3.5-4.5) µm2

Edibility

Edible