Thelephora caryophyllea - Mushroom diameter up to 50 mm, height 40 mm. Rosette, funnel-shaped with a short handle. The upper part is irregular, sometimes torn, reminiscent of a flower crown, with rosettes embedded in several levels. Upper surface finely pubescent or scaly. The whole color is brownish, chocolate with a lighter, even whitish edge. Lower surface (with a generic layer) dark purple-brown.
Stem short, clear, centrally embedded.
Leather pulp, elastic; no smell.
Occurrence: On the ground, in different types of forests, more often in conifers; quite rare, but common in some places; grows individually or in small groups. From August to October.
Value: Inedible mushroom.