Smoky Domecap

Lyophyllum gangraenosum


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Smoky Domecap Lyophyllum gangraenosum (Fr.) Gulden. (illustrated 30% life size) Cap 3–7cm across, convex then flattened; dark grey-brown, sometimes with innate fibrils, often bruising black, especially at margin. Stem 35–70Γ—7–10mm, slightly rooting; whitish above, greying below, bruising blackish. Flesh grey-brown, becoming black when cut; smell fetid. Gills pallid, bruising black. Spores 6–9Γ—2.5–4ΒΌ, oblong, very minutely ornamented. Spore print white. Habitat with pines; autumn. Uncommon. Unknown edibility. Note in my previous book I named this Lyophyllum fumatofoetens.

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