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Thelephora caryophyllea     Carnation Thelephora

Fruitbodies are funnel-shaped, 1.5-5 cm tall, up to 5 cm across, with a central stalk, leathery, pliant, purple-brown, radially ridged surface with dark fibres, with secondary caps or lobes developing inside the primary cap to give the carnation-like appearance on which the species name is based. Widespread, it fruits on the ground under pines.