5 November 2005 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Elfin Saddle Fungus
Saddle shaped, smooth, grey, dark brown or blackish, to about 5cm across
Strongly furrowed, smooth, grey, hollow
Grey, firm, brittle in cap
In deciduous and coniferous woods
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth, one oil drop (18-22) x (11-13) µm2
Edible when cooked, poor
October 2001 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.