Collybia distorta

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Collybia distorta (Fr.) Quél. (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 3–7cm across, convex, becoming flattened with a low, broad umbo; reddish-brown. Stem 40–60×4–8mm, often grooved and twisted; whitish, flushed with cap colour. Flesh pale tan; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills adnate with a slightly uneven edge, crowded; whitish, becoming stained reddish-brown. Spores 3–4.5¼ diameter, globose. Spore print white. Habitat in small tufts in coniferous woods; autumn. Uncommon. Edible but not recommended.