Conifercone Cap

Baeospora myosura

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Conifercone Cap Baeospora myosura (Fr.) Singer syn. Collybia myosura (Fr.) Quél. (illustrated 65% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, convex to almost flat; pallid-tan to date-brown. Stem 30–50×1–2mm, elongated into a hairy base; pallid, flushed with cap colour. Flesh brownish; thin; taste mild, smell mushroomy. Gills very crowded; whitish. Spores 3–3.5×1.5–2¼, elliptical; amyloid. Spore print white. Cheilocystidia fusoid, thin-walled. Habitat rooting on partly buried pine cones and coniferous debris; autumn to late winter. Frequent. Not edible.

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