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Coltricia perennis   (Tiger's Eye)
Family
Hymenochaetaceae
Location
Europe, parts of North America
Dimensions
Cap 2-8 cm diameter, stem 0.2-1 cm thick * 1.3-3.5 cm tall
Edibility
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Description
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.

Coltricia perennis on the www.first-nature.com web site.

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