Thelephora terrestris

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Thelephora terrestris

1 November 2007 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Earth Fan

Fruiting Body

Multiple fan shaped lobes, usually fused together, fibrous, reddish brown to dark brown, margin paler, to about 6cm across

Flesh

Brown, tough, fibrous

Smell

Earthy

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late Summer to early winter

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On soil and debris in deciduous and coniferous woods, on heaths and on moors

Spore Print

Purple-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores irregular, knobbly-warty (8-9) x (5-7) µm2

Edibility

Not edible

Additional Photographs

Thelephora terrestris

24 October 2007 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin