Thelephora penicillata

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Thelephora penicillata

19 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Thelephora spiculosa

Fruiting Body

A rosette like growth of soft spines, white then reddish brown from the centre, to about 15 cm across

Hymenium

Dark reddish brown

Flesh

Soft, fibrous, brown

Smell

Both collections shown had a distinctly fishy/anchovy smell.

Taste

Unknown

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In woods, on soil and leaf litter

Spore Print

Umber

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical to ellipsoidal, spiny (7-12) x (6-7) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Thelephora penicillata

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective and x2.5 projection lens. 15 October 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Thelephora penicillata

9 August 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Thelephora penicillata

9 August 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin