Thelephora penicillata

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Thelephora penicillata

9 August 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Thelephora spiculosa

Fruiting Body

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

Hymenium

Dark reddish brown

Flesh

Soft, fibrous, brown

Smell

The collection shown had a distinctly fishy 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

9 August 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin