Zoned Rosette

Podoscypha multizonata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Zoned Rosette Podoscypha multizonata (Berk. & Broome) Pat. syn. Thelephora multizonata Berk. & Broome (illustrated 40% life size) Fruit body 5–20cm across, rosette-like, with numerous thin, leathery, erect lobes arising from a stout common base; flesh-coloured to rich brown, zoned with darker bands. Flesh tough, leathery. Spore-bearing surface pale brown to greyish. Spores 4.5–6.5×4–5¼, broadly elliptical to subglobose; white. Gloeocystidia present in the hymenium as elongated, undulating, worm-like bodies with swollen base and refractive contents. Hyphal structure dimitic; generative hyphae with clamp connections. Habitat on the ground in deciduous woods; early autumn to early winter. Occasional. Not edible.