Nidularia deformis

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Nidularia deformis (Willd.) Fr. syn N. farcta (Roth) Fr. (illustrated 50% life size) Fruit body gregarious, 2–10mm across, subglobose, sessile; golden-brown or flesh-coloured to cinnamon, surface cottony or powdered at first, becoming smooth with age, breaking open irregularly. Peridioles numerous ‘eggs’ 0.5–1mm across, lens-shaped; reddish-brown. Spores 6–10×4–7¼, broadly elliptical. Habitat on partially rotted wood or sawdust and woodchip mulch; autumn. Uncommon. Not edible.