Earpick fungus by R.W. Rockwell 1/1

Earpick fungus Auriscalpium vulgare

When identifying earpick fungus look for:
  • Cap covered in fine bristles. This is pale brown and flexible when young, becoming tough and turning dark brown with age. 
  • Fleshy teeth below the cap.
  • What it is attached to, it must be attached to a pine cone.
  

Conservation status

Although common, its small size lead it to be easily overlooked

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Did you know? Earpick fungus ONLY grows on pine cones!
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