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Myxomphalia maura.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Kohlennabling
Myxomphalia maura Mushroom
Ref No: 8443
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Funnel shaped
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Myxomphalia maura (Fr.) Hora syn. Omphalia maura (Fr.) Gillet syn. Mycena maura (Fr.) Kühn. Kohlennabling. Cap 1–3cm across, hemispherical to convex with the centre depressed, dark grey-brown, drying paler and shiny. Stem 20–40 x 2–4mm, paler than cap or concolorous. Flesh white to greyish. Smell not distinctive. Gills adnate-decurrent, whitish to pale grey. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia thin-walled, hyaline, fusoid or cylindric. Spore print white. Spores broadly elliptic, amyloid, 5–6.5 x 3.5–4.5um. Habitat on burnt ground in conifer woods. Season autumn. Uncommon. Edibility unknown -avoid. Found In Europe.

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