Omphalina pyxidata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Omphalina pyxidata (Bull. ex Pers.) Quél (illustrated 70% life size) Cap 0.5–2cm across, convex, deeply umbilicate; reddish-brown or pinkish-brown to yellowish; smooth, deeply radially fluted. Stem 10–30×1–3mm; paler than cap; smooth. Flesh pallid, brownish. Gills decurrent, widely spaced; brownish. Spores 7–10×4.5–6¼, almond-shaped. Spore print white. Habitat in grass on sandy soils; summer to autumn. Occasional. Unknown edibility.

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