Thelephora pencillata Fr. syn. T. spiculosa Fr. (illustrated 40% life size) Fruit body 2–15cm across, comprising numerous fine, cottony, spiky branches; purplish-brown, becoming white at the tips. Flesh very thin, cottony. Spores 7–12×6–7¼, elliptical to subglobose with tiny spines; umber. Habitat encrusting dead twigs or leaf litter; autumn. Occasional. Not edible.