Plicaria endocarpoides

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Plicaria endocarpoides

6 October 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Cup shaped, then flattened, inner surface wrinkled, dark brown, outer surface granular, brown, about 3 to 6 cm across

Flesh

Brittle, exuding yellow juice, brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to spring

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On old fire sites, especially on heaths

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores spherical, smooth (8-9)µm. Asci 8 spored. Paraphyses equal, septate, tips very slightly expanded.

Edibility

Unknown