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Phellodon confluens.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Fused Tooth, Korkstacheling, Zusammenfliessender
Phellodon confluens Mushroom
Ref No: 8560
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Funnel shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Phellodon confluens (Pers.) Pouz. Zusammenfliessender Korkstacheling Fused Tooth. Fruit bodies usually fusing together. Cap 26cm across, flat to depressed, thickly downy at first, centre becoming roughened or pitted, initially white becoming cream to dark tan from centre out. Stem 1020 x 515mm, stocky, sometimes very short, often tapering towards the downy base, white discolouring yellow- to grey-brown with age. Flesh white to grey-brown in cap, much darker in stem. Smell of fenugreek when dried. Spines 12mm long, white becoming grey or violet-tinged. Spores white, subglobose, spiny, 3.54.5 x 34m. Habitat under beech, chestnut and especially oak, more rarely in mixed conifer woods. Season autumn. Rare. Edibility unknown. Found In Europe.

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