Fingerfrynsesopp, Telephora palmata
Fingerfrynsesopp, Telephora palmata, Stinkender Warzenpilz, Stinkender Erdwarzenpilz, Stinkende Lederkoralle, Grenet Frynsesvamp. Blir 5-10 cm høy, tallrike, opprettstående grener, ut fra en kort fot. Grene avflatete og purpurbrune til fiolettbrune med lysere, butte, nesten avhugde topper. Seig sopp. Mindre vanlig, forekommer i den sørlige del av Norge, nord til Nord-Trøndelag. Fargesopp. Lukter råtten kål. 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. The fruit body of T. palmata is a coral-like tuft that is repeatedly branched from a central stalk, reaching dimensions of 3.5–6.5 cm. The branches of the fruit body end in spoon- to fan-shaped tips that are frequently fringed or grooved. The branches of the fruit body are initially whitish in color, but gradually turn gray to lilac-brown in maturity; the tips, however, remain whitish, or paler than the lower parts. The flesh is tough and leathery. The hymenium (fertile, spore-bearing tissue) is amphigenous, that is, it occurs on all surfaces of the fruit body. The odor of the fruit body is quite unpleasant, resembling fetid garlic,"old cabbage water", or "overripe cheese". It has been called "a candidate for stinkiest fungus in the forest". The unpleasant odor intensifies after drying. Fruit bodies are not edible.
Spores are elliptical, and have fine spines situated on warts. In deposit, the spores are pur