Trichoglossum hirsutum

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Trichoglossum hirsutum

November 2004 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Spear shaped, with a distinct flattened head, on a tubular stem that is covered in short hairs (visible with a magnifying glass), dark brown to black, to about 80mm high

Flesh

Black, brittle

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

With grass or moss on acid soil

Microscopic Features

Spores long and thin, rod-like, 13 to 15 septa (100-150) x (6-7) µm2

Edibility

Not edible

Notes

Distinguished by the hairy stem. Earth Tongues cannot reliably be separated without microscopy

Additional Photographs

Trichoglossum hirsutum

October 2000 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin