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Todays mushroom is Coltricia perennis (Funnel Polypore). The mushroom is Inedible. It grows in North America, Europe.
Description: This annual polypore is very unusual in that it grows in the soil rather than on dead wood.
Fruiting body upper surface zoned concentrically in shades of ochre, grey and rust with maroon tinge, disc-like, at first finely downy, becoming smooth with age; stem rusty-brown, downy, more or less central. Flesh brown, thin, corky, harder when dry.
Similar species Several tooth-fungi are similar above but have spiny undersides.
Coltricia perennis on the www.first-nature.com web site.
Dimensions: Cap 2-8 cm diameter, stem 0.2-1 cm thick * 1.3-3.5 cm tall
If you are interested in this mushroom, look it up in our database. You can find more detailed pictures there.