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Thelephora terrestris.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Earthfan, Erdledepilz, Téléphore terrestre
Thelephora terrestris Mushroom
Ref No: 9494
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Thelephora terrestris2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9495
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Thelephora terrestris3 Mushroom
Ref No: 9496
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown, Black or blackish
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Thelephora terrestris (Ehrh.) Fr. Erdledepilz Téléphore terrestre, Earthfan. Fruit body 3–6cm across, fan-shaped, vertical to horizontal, forming large clustered groups, reddish- to chocolate-brown, darkening to almost black with age, covered in radiating fibres, becoming paler and fringed at the margin. Lower or fertile surface clay-brown to pallid, irregularly wrinkled. Spores purple-brown, angular and warted, 8–9 x 6–7µ. Habitat in conifer woods or heaths, usually on sandy soil. Season late summer to early winter. Common. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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