Cystoderma granulosum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cystoderma granulosum (Batsch) Fayod (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–5cm across, convex; brick to deep red-brown; surface granular-warty. Stem 20–60×3–6mm; concolorous with cap; sheathed up to ring with mealy, granular coating, smooth above; ring slight, soon vanishing. Flesh white; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills adnate; crowded; white. Spores 3.5–5×2–3¼, ellipsoid smooth; nonamyloid. Spore print white. Facial cystidia absent. Habitat in coniferous or mixed woods; late summer to autumn. Uncommon. Not edible possibly poisonous.