Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Thelephorales: Thelephoraceae: Thelephora palmata (Scop.) Fr.
Synonyms: Clavaria palmata, Clavariella alutacea, Merisma diffusum, Merisma foetidum, Merisma palmatum, Phylacteria diffusa, Phylacteria palmata, Ramaria palmata, Thelephora caryophyllea, Thelephora diffusa.
Common name: stinking earthfan.
Extract from Wikipedia article: Thelephora palmata (commonly known as the stinking earthfan or the fetid false coral) is a species of clavarioid fungus in the family Thelephoraceae. The fruit bodies are leathery and coral-like, with branches that are narrow at the base before widening out like a fan and splitting into numerous flattened prongs. The wedge-like tips are whitish when young, but darken as the fungus matures. The common names of the fungus refers to its pungent odor, likened to fetid garlic. A widely distributed but uncommon species, it is found in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America, where it fruits on the ground in both coniferous and mixed forest.
Finnish: Löyhkäsilokka, Hungarian: Büdös szemölcsösgomba, Polish: Chropiatka cuchnąca, Swedish: Busksvamp.
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