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Otidea alutacea.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Lederfarbener Öhrling
Otidea alutacea Mushroom
Ref No: 9290
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Otidea alutacea2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9291
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Otidea alutacea (Pers.) Massee syn. Peziza alutacea Pers. Lederfarbener Öhrling. Cup 2–4cm wide, 2–5cm high, lopsided and irregularly wavy with a split at the shorter side, inner surface clay-buff, outer pale fawn buff and slightly scurfy. Flesh thick, yellowish. Asci 250 x 15µ, not blued by iodine. Paraphyses slender, curved at tip. Spores containing two oil drops, 12–15 x 6–7µ. Habitat often in clusters, in soil in woods. Season late summer to autumn. Uncommon. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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