Scurfy Twiglet

Tubaria furfuracea

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Scurfy Twiglet Tubaria furfuracea (Pers.) Gillet (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–4cm across, convex at first, becoming flattened or centrally depressed; cinnamon to tan and striate from margin inwards when moist, drying pale buff and slightly scurfy. Stem 20–50Γ—2–4mm; more or less concolorous with the cap; base covered in white down. Flesh concolorous; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills broad, distant, adnate to slightly decurrent; cinnamon. Spores 7–9Γ—4.5–5ΒΌ, elliptical with rounded apex. Spore print pale ochre. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, cylindrical to clavate, hyaline. Habitat on twigs and woody debris; all year, usually autumn to early winter. Very common. Not edible.

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