Podoscypha multizonata

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Podoscypha multizonata

Growing at the side of a country lane by a hedge and an oak tree. 14 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Thelephora multizonata

Fruiting Body

Rosette shaped, consisting of multiple fronds growing from a common base, deep reddish brown to pinkish brown, to about 20 cm across

Flesh

Pinkish, tough

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent in Southern England, infrequent to rare elsewhere

Habitat

Usually with oak trees, but also with beech trees, in parks, open woods and grassy areas, growing from buried roots

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical to ellipsoidal, smooth (4.5-6.5) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible