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Auriscalpium vulgare   (Pinecone Tooth)
North America, Europe
Cap 1-2 cm diameter; stem 2-6 cm tall * 0.1-0.2 cm diameter

Auriscalpium vulgare, also know as Pinecone Tooth, is a small to long medium-sized fungus, with a brown cap attached at one side or off the centre of the stem. The long, slender, stem rises from decaying pine cones.

Cap flat to rounded. Upper side brown to dark purplish brown, covered with dark brown fibrils. Under side spiny. Flesh thin, flexible. Spines light to dark brown. Stem brown, hairy, rigid, joined laterally to the cap, swollen towards the base.

Auriscalpium vulgare on the First Nature Web site.
Auriscalpium vulgare on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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