Otidea onotica (Lemon-Peel Cup)
North America, Europe
1.5-4 cm diameter * 3-9 cm tall
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Otidea onotica, also known as Lemon-Peel Cup, is a pinkish-yellow, irregular cup-formed fungus that grows solitary and in small trooping groups on soil in broad-leaf and mixed woods from spring to early autumn. It tends to grow under beech trees.

Fruiting body lemon-yellow to yellow or rosy orange. The ear-shaped, spoon-shaped or cuplike cup is split down one side and has a stemlike, off-white base and wavy margin. The thin, pale flesh may develop rusty spots with age. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal and smooth, measuring 12-14 x 6-7┬Ám. Each spore generally contains two oil drops.

Otidea onotica on the First Nature Web site.
Otidea onotica on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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