|synonyms: Lederfarbener Öhrling|
|location: North America, Europe|
|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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