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pinecone mushroom", the "cone tooth", "pine cone tooth", or the "ear-pick fungus". Gray called it the "common earpick-stool"; You can find them on pine cones that fall on the ground, and buried half way down the soil Auriscalpium vulgare,Geotagged,Netherlands,Pinecone mushroom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

pinecone mushroom", the "cone tooth", "pine cone tooth", or the "ear-pick fungus". Gray called it the "common earpick-stool";

You can find them on pine cones that fall on the ground, and buried half way down the soil

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  1. Amazing perspective on the unique gills, nice job, Jackpot! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thnx Ferdy, I do my very best.
      Posted 2 months ago
      1. It looks like the terrestrial version of this:
        Janolus flavoanulatus Rojos, Lembeh. Geotagged,Indonesia,Janolus flavoanulatus,Janolus savinkini,Nudibranch Janolus flavoanulatus,Spring
        Posted 2 months ago
  2. Paul ,I looked at this and checked if this fungi is present in Australia. To my amazement it is and has been recorded from my home state of Victoria. I will be looking.
    Posted 2 months ago
    1. You know how to find them Ernst, for the record, I have a cousin living in Victoria, never been there though. Posted 2 months ago
      1. Interesting and of course you don’t have to tell me where your cousin lives . Also if I find a pinecone mushroom you be first to know. Posted 2 months ago
  3. Gorgeous. We have this species too, in the Pacific Northwest. Posted 2 months ago
    1. You see, Wold wide.
      Posted 2 months ago

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''Auriscalpium vulgare'', commonly known as the pinecone mushroom, the cone tooth, or the ear-pick fungus, is a species of fungus in the family Auriscalpiaceae of the order Russulales. The fungus is widely distributed in Europe, Central America, North America, and temperate Asia.

Similar species: Russulales
Species identified by Paul Dirksen
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Uploaded Mar 14, 2020. Captured in Oude Arnhemse Bovenweg 1, 3941 XM Doorn, Netherlands.