Coltricia perennis (Tiger's Eye)
Europe, parts of North America
Cap 2-8 cm diameter, stem 0.2-1 cm thick * 1.3-3.5 cm tall
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Coltricia perennis, also known as Tiger's Eye, is an annual polypore that is very unusual in that it grows in the soil rather than on dead wood. It prefers humus-rich sandy soil on woodland edges and on acidic heathland.

Fruiting body upper surface zoned concentrically in shades of ochre, grey, and rust with a maroon tinge. Initially, it is finely downy but becomes smooth as it ages. The stem is rusty-brown, downy, and more or less central. The flesh is brown, thin, corky, and becomes harder when dry. Spore print golden brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are inamyloid, smooth, and broadly ellipsoidal, measuring 6-7.5 x 4-4.5┬Ám.

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