Tephrocybe confusa

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Tephrocybe confusa (P.D. Orton) P.D. Orton syn. Collybia confusa (P.D. Orton) (illustrated 80% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, convex, becoming flattened; dark greyish-brown, drying pale clay-brown. Stem 35–50×3–7mm, broader at base; concolorous with cap; hollow. Flesh whitish; thin. Gills adnate, crowded; pale greyish. Spores 4.5–6.5×3–3.5¼, ovoid. Spore print white. Habitat in coniferous woods, especially with spruce; autumn. Uncommon. Toxicity unknown.