Spathularia flavida    Pers.:Fr. 

common name(s) : Yellow Fan, Spatulate Fungus 

New classification: Ascomycota/Pezizomycotina/Leotiomycetes/Leotiomycetidae/Rhytismatales/Cudoniaceae  
Former classification: Ascomycota/Hymenoascomycetes/Pezizomycetideae/Leotiales/Geoglossaceae  

synonyms: Spathularia flava 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Spathularia clavata)  

edibility : deadly poisonous

potential confusions with  Spathularia flavida toxicity of Spathularia flavida genus Spathularia  

The cap is fan-shaped head on top of a stem, resembling a ping-pong paddle or crescent, with two lobes running down on both sides of the stem, yellow to ochraceous, with a stem evidenced by its colour, swollen at the base, whitish to pale yellow.

The flesh is yellow to whitish; its taste is faint, pleasant; the odour is faint, pleasant.

The fertile surface is smooth. The spore print is white.

It grows on wood or on the ground, in coniferous woods, on needles.

The fruiting period takes place from September to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2 cm (between 1 and 3 cm)
  total height approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)

Chemical tests : asci tips not blued with Melzer's reagent.

Distinctive features : sorry, no English description yet

Spathularia flavida is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Spathularia flavida in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Spathularia flavida in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18