Cudoniella acicularis    (Bull.:Fr.) Schr÷t. 

common name(s) : Oak Pin 

New classification: Ascomycota/Pezizomycotina/Leotiomycetes/Leotiomycetidae/Helotiales/Helotiaceae  
Former classification: Ascomycota/Hymenoascomycetes/Pezizomycetideae/Helotiales/Helotiaceae  
(unconfirmed synonyms: Cudoniella aciculare)  

edibility : inedible

potential confusions with  Cudoniella acicularis toxicity of Cudoniella acicularis genus Cudoniella  

The fruiting body is cushion-shaped or top-shaped, round and wavy, with an inrolled margin, on top of a slender stem, with a white (turning brown with age) internal surface, the external being of similar colours, with a short stem, not clearly marked from the fertile head, white, getting browner with age.

The fertile surface is smooth.

It grows on wood, on rotten wood, on oaks.

The fruiting period takes place from September to December.
Dimensions: width of fruiting body approximately 0.5 cm (between 0.1 and 1 cm)
  total height approximately 0.8 cm (between 0.5 and 1 cm)


Cudoniella acicularis is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Cudoniella acicularis in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Cudoniella acicularis in the forest of Rambouillet



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