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Todays mushroom is Bankera fuligineoalba (Blushing Flagrant Tooth). The mushroom is Inedible. It grows in Europe.
Description: This is a medium-sized, yellowish brown, fleshy to fibrous cap with spiny under surface.
Cap convex at first, becoming flat or depressed at center. At first pallid, then brown with yellow or red tinges, remaining more pallid at the margin. Pine needles adhere to densely mattered surface fibrils. Flesh soft and brittle. Stem white at the apex, becoming dull brownish below, equal or tapered towards the base, downy, sometimes eccentric.
Similar species Bankera violascens has a clean, regularly shaped cap with lilac tints; it grown with spruce. Sarcodon species have colored spores.
Dimensions: Cap 5-10 cm diameter; stem 2-5 cm tall * 0.5-2 cm thick
If you are interested in this mushroom, look it up in our database. You can find more detailed pictures there.