Thelephora vialis Schw. Fruit body 2.5-10cm high, 2.5-15cm wide, spoon or fan-shaped folds arising from a common base to form a vase-like or cuplike mushroom; dirty white or yellowish to brownish gray or mauvish gray; radially lined, slightly scaly hairy toward the base, becoming smooth. Fertile surface pale yellow to grayish brown; smooth becoming slightly wrinkled with tiny projections. Stem 5-50 x 5-50mm; whitish to gray; slightly hairy. Flesh thick, leathery. Odor sharp to fetid when drying. Spores angular and lobed, slightly spiny, 4.5-8 x 4.5-6.5µ. Deposit buff. Habitat on the ground in hardwood forests, particularly under oak. Found in eastern North America from Vermont to South Carolina and west to Illinois. Season August-October. Not edible.