Gilded Domecap Lyophyllum favrei

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Gilded Domecap Lyophyllum favrei (R. Haller. Aar. & R. Haller Suhr) R. Haller. Aar. & R. Haller Suhr syn. Tricholoma favrei R. Haller. Aar. & R. Haller Suhr syn. Calocybe favrei (R. Haller. Aar. & R. Haller Suhr) Bon (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 5–8cm across, convex, umbonate; slate-blue to blue-lilac. Stem 45–70Γ—10–18mm; similar to cap colour but lighter. Flesh turning pinkish; taste strong, mealy, smell mealy. Gills free; bright golden-yellow. Spores 3.5–5Γ—3–3.5ΒΌ, subspherical. Spore print white. Habitat in mixed woods; late summer to early winter. Very rare, endangered on Red Data List. Not recommended far too rare to collect.

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