Otidea alutacea

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Otidea alutacea

2 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Cup shaped, irregular, split down one side, inner surface smooth, pale brown, outer surface concolorous, roughened, to about 4cm across

Flesh

Pale yellow, brittle, thin

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In deciduous and mixed woods

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, 2 oil drops (12-15) x (6-7) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Otidea alutacea

October 2001 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin