Thelephora (family Thelephoraceae) A genus of fungi in which the fruit bodies are variously shaped, according to species; they may be more or less branched, are typically leathery in texture, and bear a well-developed, wrinkled or smooth hymenium. T. terrestris (earth fan) forms fan-shaped fruit bodies 3–8 cm across, erect or horizontal, reddish to brown, often in clusters. They are common in conifer woods and heaths.
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