|synonyms: Gyökeres csészegomba, Pine Firefungus, Wellige Wurzellorchel|
|location: North America, Europe|
|fungus colour: Brown, Black or blackish|
|normal size: 5-15cm|
|cap type: Other|
|stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent|
|spore colour: White, cream or yellowish|
|habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground|
Rhizina undulata Fr. syn. R. inflata (Schaeff.) Karst Wellige Wurzellorchel Gyökeres csészegomba Pine Firefungus. Fruit body 4–12cm across, 2–8cm high, chestnut brown to black with a paler margin, forming irregularly lobed, wavy cushions. Flesh tough, thick, reddish-brown. Attached to the substrate by numerous whitish rhizoids growing down from the underside. Asci 400 x 20µ. Spores fusiform, containing two or more oil drops, 22–40 x 8–11µ. Habitat on conifer debris especially on fire sites. Season early summer to autumn. Occasional. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.
Causes a serious disease of conifers known as group dying. The photograph on the left is by Geoffrey Kibby.
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