Auriscalpium vulgare (Earpick Fungus - Oorlepelzwam) is recognized by its unusual kidney-shaped, hairy brown cap, laterally attached stipe and habit of growing on pine cones. Although it is a fairly common, it is seldom collected due to its small size and drab coloration. It grows from May till November, but the older specimens can be found during the whole year.
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Image: Pulle (Be) - 06/03/2010
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