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Thelephora terrestris
earthfan, common fiber vase, groundwart

Distribution: Broad

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Thelephora terrestris is another widespread inconspicuous leather fungus. Compared with T. palmata, the often abundant clusters are more frilly and flower-like and much less stinky, having very little odor. The fans are silky fibrillose on the upper surface and smooth or somewhat wrinkled underneath. T. terrestris is ectomycorrhizal with conifers and is a very common “weed” in greenhouses and plantations where conifer seedlings are grown for re-forestation purposes. It is even more widely distributed than T. palmata.

Accepted Name:
Thelephora terrestris Ehrh.: Fr.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Thelephora terrestris in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Thelephora terrestris photos.

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