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Coltricia perennis   (Tiger's Eye)
Family
Hymenochaetaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 2-8 cm diameter, stem 0.2-1 cm thick * 1.3-3.5 cm tall
Edibility
This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.

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 maroon tinge, disc-like, at first finely downy, becoming smooth with age; stem rusty-brown, downy, more or less central. The flesh is brown, thin, corky, and harder when dry.

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

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

Although efforts have been made to ensure accuracy on this website, the information may contain errors and omissions and should not be relied upon and be used as any basis for eating any plants or mushrooms.




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