Ramaria: Stinking Earthfan

Thelephora palmata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Stinking Earthfan Thelephora palmata (Scop.) Fr. (illustrated 65% life size) Fruit body 2–6cm high, 1–3cm across, comprising several erect, flattened, palmate branches; purple-brown. Stem 10–15×2–5mm. Flesh leathery; smell fetid or strongly of garlic. Spores 8–11×7–8¼, angular, spiny; reddish-brown. Habitat on the ground near conifers; late summer to late autumn. Uncommon. Not edible. Note easily recognized by the strong smell.

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