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Exidia thuretiana.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

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  • synonyms: White Brain Fungus
    Exidia thurentiana Mushroom
    Ref No: 21763
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    Exidia thurentiana 2 Mushroom
    Ref No: 21764
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    location: Europe
    edibility: Inedible
    fungus colour: White to cream
    normal size: Less than 5cm
    stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
    flesh: Mushroom slimy or sticky
    spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
    habitat: Grows on wood

    Exidia thuretiana (Lev.) Fr. White Brain Fungus. The fruit bodies are opalescent white blobs sometimes fusing together to form a longer strip, the colour may have a hint of blue or pink, normally about 2 cm long but can be up to 10cm, It is marked with indentations looking like rivers on a map, as it dries it forms a transparent membranous film. Spores cylindrical 13-18x5.5-7. Found on fallen twigs of Beech and sometimes Ash , it can be found at any time but more common in late autumn through to early spring. Found in Europe and Africa not recorded for North America. Not edible. Many thanks to Miroslaw Wantoch-Rekowski who sent me the pictures from Poland.

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