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Psathyrella obtusata.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Stumpfer-Faserling
Psathyrella obtusata Mushroom
Ref No: 8836
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Psathyrella obtusata (Fr.) Smith syn. Drosophila obtusata (Fr.) Kühn. & Romagn. Stumpfer-Faserling. Cap 1–3cm across, hemispherical then flattened convex, dark date-brown when moist drying pale ochre-buff often with a tan flush at the centre. Stem 30-70 x 2-4mm, white and silky, fragile. Flesh thin, whitish, hollow in stem. Gills pinkish brown then chocolate brown. Cystidia thin-walled, hyaline, obtusely fusoid. Spore print dark brown. Spores oblong, 7.5-10 x 4.5-5.5um. Habitat on the ground in woods. Season spring to late autumn. Common. Edibility unknown -avoid. Found In Europe.

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