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Discina perlata Mushroom
Ref No: 7683
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Cup shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Discina perlata (Fr.) Fr. Cup 4-10cm across, disc-shaped, with an incurved, wavy margin; inner surface bay brown to tan. often wrinkled or convoluted, outer surface pale yellowy brown or flesh-colored, often veined. Stem 5-l0mm long, very short, stout, solid; brownish tan; furrowed. Flesh brittle. Asci 450-12µ. Spores fusoid, with a short extension at each end, minutely warted, containing 3 oil drops. 30-35 x 12-13µ. Habitat singly or in groups on humus or rotting wood or near melting snowbanks in coniferous areas. Found widely distributed in northeast and northwest North America and in California. Season April-July. Not edible.

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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 09 November 2010

Dolina Samborowo Gdansk Oliwa.Poland
Discina perlata
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