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Psathyrella delineata Mushroom
Ref No: 8819
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Psathyrella delineata2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8821
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location: North America
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows on wood

Psathyrella delineata (Pk.) Smith Cap 3-10cm across, convex-flattened, margin slightly appendiculate; dark rusty brown; surface often rugulose (wrinkled), with fine fibrillose coating. Gills adnate, crowded, broad; deep brown. Stem 50-100 x 5-15mm; white; fibrillose. Flesh white. Odor not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores slightly bean-shaped, 6.5-9 x 4.5-5.5. Deposit purplish brown. Pleurocystidia with fingerlike apical projection. Habitat on woody debris of hardwoods. Found throughout eastern North America. Season July-September. Edibility not known -avoid.

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