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Cantharellula umbonata

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Cantharellula umbonata

October 1998 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then funnel shaped with a central bump, smooth or finely hairy, grey to greyish brown, about 2 to 5 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, narrow, forked, cream

Stem

Cylindrical or club shaped, fibrous, grey, base pale and hairy

Flesh

White brusing reddish to yellow

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In woods and on heaths

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores spindle shaped, smooth, hyaline, amyloid (8-11) x (3-4) µm2. Basidia four spored

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

This fungus is distinguished by its distinctive shape, and forked decurrent gills