Species: Hymenopellis radicata (Relhan) R.H. Petersen Go Back
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Description:
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This saprobic species decomposes buried wood; has a long stalk up to 150 mm.with out a ring and no veil. That grows into a long deeply rooting tap root that continues underground up to 200mm. With a shiny cap when young that's 30-50 mm in diameter, yellow or olive-brown, with widely spaced white gills.

 

 

Common name: Rooting Shank fungus
Found: Under pine trees
Substrate: Wood (often buried)
Spore: White
Height: 140 mm
Width: 40 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: No, non-poisonous
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Macro images:
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OudHymenopellis radicataScale bar  
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 Scale = 11.4 mm.
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OudHymenopellis radicataScale bar  
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 Scale = 8 mm.
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