Otidea cochleata

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Otidea cochleata

7 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Cup like, with a split down one side, narrowly attached to the soil by a short stem, inner surface yellow brown to dark brown, outer surface slightly rough, concolorous with inner surface or paler, from about 1 to 8 cm across

Flesh

Brown, firm

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On soil in woods, often in clumps

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, 2 oil drops (15-18) x (7-8) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Cochleata means 'snail or shell shaped'

Additional Photographs

Otidea cochleata

7 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Otidea cochleata

14 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Otidea cochleata

19 October 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Otidea cochleata

Spores viewed with a x100 oil immerson objective. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin