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Encoelia furfuracea.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

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  • synonyms: Spring Hazel Cup
    Encoelia furfuracea 1 Mushroom
    Ref No: 21749
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    Encoelia furfuracea 2 Mushroom
    Ref No: 21750
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    location: North America, Europe
    edibility: Inedible
    fungus colour: Brown, Orange
    normal size: Less than 5cm
    cap type: Cup shaped
    stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
    spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
    habitat: Grows on wood

    Encoelia furfuracea Spring Hazel Cup (Roth) P.Karst. Orange-brown cups with a pale creamy warty outer surface up to 15mm across opening to form irregular cups, often bunched together in clusters. Asci eight spored 90-100x6 asco spores smooth, cylindrical 9-11x2. Found in mid winter through to spring, on Hazel and Alder. Europe and North America. Inedible. Photographs sent to me from Poland by Miroslaw Wantoch-Rekowski, many thanks.

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