Sphagnum Greyling

Tephrocybe palustris

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Sphagnum Greyling Tephrocybe palustris (Peck) Donk syn. Collybia palustris (Peck) A.H. Sm. (illustrated 75% life size) Cap 1–2cm across, bell-shaped, flattening when expanded; greyish-brown, striate almost to the paler centre, pallid when dry. Stem 20–30Γ—2–3mm; pallid. Flesh pale buff; smell mealy. Gills adnate or with a small decurrent tooth; pale buff. Spores 5.5–8.5Γ—4–5ΒΌ, ovoid. Spore print white. Habitat often in troops, in sphagnum; late spring to autumn. Occasional. Unknown edibility.

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