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Coltricia perennis   (Funnel Polypore)
Family
Hymenochaetaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 2-8 cm diameter, stem 0.2-1 cm thick * 1.3-3.5 cm tall
Edibility
Inedible

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.



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