Salmon Salad

Guepinia helvelloides

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Salmon Salad Guepinia helvelloides (DC) Fr. syn. Tremiscus helvelloides (DC) Donk Fruit body 3–10cm high, 4–6cm wide, funnel- or spoon-shaped, margin lobed; translucent pinkish-white to deep rose or apricot; soft and gelatinous, the inner fertile surface smooth or slightly wrinkled. Stem short, off-centre. Spores 10–12x4–5¼, oblong to ellipsoid; white. Habitat on rotting wood or on the ground under conifers; late summer to autumn. Rare on Red Data List, but possibly spreading. Said to be edible but far too rare to eat.

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