Trichoglossum hirsutum identification

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Trichoglossum hirsutum (Pers. ex Fr.) Boud. Hairy Earthtongue. Fruit body 2?8cm high, 0.3?0.8cm wide, black, fertile head varying from flattened-cylindric to more club-shaped tapering into the slender compressed, velvety stalk. Asci 220 x 20?. Setae projecting between the asci numerous, thick-walled, black, stiff and pointed. Spores brown, subcylindric, 100?150 x 6?7?, fifteen-septate at maturity. Habitat in grassland or amongst sphagnum on acid solid. Season late summer to autumn. Occasional. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.
Trichoglossum hirsutum var. capitatum
Trichoglossum hirsutum var. capitatum (Pers. ex Fr.) Boud. Differing from T. hirsutum only in the distinctly spade-shaped fertile head, identical in all other respects. Found In Europe.

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More info about Trichoglossum hirsutum mushroom

Stem type:
rudimentary or absent
Grows on the ground
Found in fields
lawns or on roadsides
Spore colour:
cream or yellowish
Cap type:
Fungus colour:
Black or blackish
Normal size:
Less than 5cm
North America
Hairy Earthtongue
Last modification: 2015-10-15 17:44:25

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