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Thelephora vialis Mushroom
Ref No: 9497
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Thelephora vialis2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9498
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location: North America
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow, Violet or purple, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

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 4.5-6.5. 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.

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