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Mitrula Vitellina

Mitrula vitellina, var. irregularis

Irregular Mitrula

Spore Body - Bright egg yellow. Club-shaped, somewhat lobed, cylindrical or compressed; apex narrow, obtuse, smooth. No two plants are quite alike. Length, 1-2 inches.

Stem - Short, white, rather distinct, covered with fibres. Spongy and white within.

Habitat - In mossy places in woods during the autumn. The specimen pictured was found growing among fallen birch leaves, hemlock needles, and moss, in the dense woods at Lake Placid.