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Spathularia flavida
yellow earthtongue, fairy fan, spatula fungus

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Spathularia flavida is a representative of the ascomycete fungi commonly called earth-tongues; the genus name is derived from the Latin word for broad-sword. The stipe is whitish to yellow or yellow-brown, and usually has whitish to yellow fuzz at the base. The fertile head usually is some shade of creamy yellow. S. velutipes differs by its darker brown hairy stipe with orangeish fuzz at the base, browner fertile head, and distribution primarily in eastern North America.

Accepted Name:
Spathularia flavida Fr.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Spathularia flavida in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Spathularia flavida photos.

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