Conocybe velutipes

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Conocybe velutipes (Velen.) Hauskn. & Svrček syn. C. kuehneriana Singer (illustrated 70% life size) Cap 1–2cm across, bell-shaped; ochre to tawny brown, drying paler; striate from margin to halfway to centre. Stem 30–60×2–3mm; pale at the apex, concolorous with cap below; covered in fine white fibres towards the base. Flesh pale ochraceous-buff. Gills adnexed or free; clay-buff at first, later ochraceous. Spores 8.5–11.5×5–7¼. Spore print ochraceous. Cheilocystidia skittle-shaped, head 3–5¼ in diameter. Habitat in lawns; summer. Uncommon. Suspect. Note in my first book I named this fungus C. ochracea, under which name it has often been recorded.