Rhodocybe hirneola

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Rhodocybe hirneola (Fr.) P.D. Orton (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, convex, becoming quickly depressed; grey to dirty grey-brown, frosted whitish on the crown. Stem 20–35×10–30mm, slender; grey to grey-brown; sometimes with light spots or patches; base covered in white hairs. Flesh greyish; smell variable. Gills decurrent; grey to brownish. Spores 6.5–9×5–6.5¼; finely warty. Spore print grey-brown. Habitat on the ground in mossy woods; autumn. Very rare. Not edible.

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