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Thelephora terrestris

   (Family: Thelephoraceae)
Common name: Earthfan EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Inedible
Size: 50 - 150 mm
Dingy brown (Sordid)
Spore bearing structure:   Other
Spore colour:
Purplish brown
Smell / taste: Odourless
Fruiting season: winter
General info: EDIT
Fruit body 3-6cm across, fan-shaped, vertical to horizontal, forming large clustered groups, reddish- to chocolate-brown, darkening to almost black with age, covered in radiating fibres, becoming paler and fringed at the margin. Lower or fertile surface clay-brown to pallid, irregularly wrinkled.
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: flat
Pileus (Cap) decorations: fibrous
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  Spores purple-brown, angular and warted, 8-9 x 6-70.
Stem: EDIT
Annulus: none
  Stem info: EDIT
  Lateral, rudimentary or absent.
Habitat: Grows in woods
Habitat info: EDIT
Grows in woods, Grows on the ground
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