Microglossum olivaceum

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Microglossum olivaceum

October 2001 Devon. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Tongue-shaped, to 2cm high, head dark brown, broad, usually flattened, and often grooved, stem narrow, pale brown

Flesh

Brown, brittle

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

Unimproved grassland

Microscopic Features

Spores narrowly ellipsoidal, 1 or 2 oil drops, (12-14) x 4 µm2

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

Note: the description comes from one collection on Dartmoor in 2001

Additional Photographs

Microglossum olivaceum

October 2001 Devon. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin