Conocybe rickenii

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Conocybe rickenii (Jul. Schäff.) Kühner (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 1–2.5cm across, conical to bell-shaped; cream, tinged ochre-brown, more grey-brown at the centre; very rarely striate. Stem 40–70×1–2mm; whitish-cream, darkening to dirty brown. Flesh grey-brown in cap, cream to ochre-brown in stem, darkening towards base; thin; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills adnexed; ochraceous-cream at first, darkening to rusty ochre. Spores 10–20×6–12¼, elliptical to oval. Spore print brown. Basidia 2-spored. Cap cuticle cellular. Habitat on rich soil, compost, or dung; autumn. Uncommon. Unknown edibility.

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