Cantharellula umbonata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cantharellula umbonata (J.F. Gmel.) Singer (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, convex, becoming funnel-shaped with small central umbo; greyish-brown to smoky or violaceus-grey; dry and minutely hairy. Stem 25–80Γ—3–7mm; whitish to greyish; tough, stuffed, silky. Flesh white, bruising reddish; taste mild, smell scented. Gills decurrent, crowded, narrow, thickish, regularly forked; whitish, bruising reddish or yellow. Spores 8–11Γ—3–4.5ΒΌ, smooth; amyloid. Spore print white. Habitat in tufts on moss in mixed woodlands; autumn. Uncommon. Unknown edibility.

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