Flammulaster granulosus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Flammulaster granulosus (J.E. Lange) Watling syn. Flocculina granulosa (J.E. Lange) P.D. Orton (illustrated almost life size) Cap 5–15mm across, convex; ochre- to reddish-brown, drying buff; granular-floccose to minutely papillate-scaly. Stem 10–20×1–2mm; apex ochre, more brown below; fibrillose-tomentose and floccose-scaly. Flesh concolorous. Gills ochre-brown. Spores 8–9.5×4.5–5¼, almond-shaped. Spore print rusty brown. Cheilocystidia cylindrical-flexuose. Habitat in mixed woods; autumn. Occasional. Not edible.