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Omphalina ericetorum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Gefalteter Nabling, Heath Navel, Ráncos békagomba
Omphalina ericetorum Mushroom
Ref No: 9281
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Omphalina ericetorum2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9282
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Funnel shaped
stem type: Simple stem
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on plant material/manure

Omphalina ericetorum (Fr.) Lange Gefalteter Nabling Ráncos békagomba Heath Navel. Cap I-2.5cm across, convex then soon flattened to funnel-shaped; from pale buff to deep brown or vinaceous; glabrous, strongly striate. Gills decurrent, widely spaced; pale yellowish. Stem 10-30 X I-3mm; pallid to yellow-brown; finely pubescent. Spores ovoid, 7-9 x 4-6µ. Deposit white to pale yellow. Basidia can be 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-spored. Habitat attached to the lichen Botrydina vulgaris, which is the vegetative stage, the mushroom being the reproductive stage, the joint organism forming a basidio-lichen. Found widely distributed throughout northern North America across to the Pacific Northwest and up into the Arctic Circle. Season all year. Edibility not known -avoid.

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