Psathyrella obtusata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Psathyrella obtusata (Pers.) A.H. Sm. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, hemispherical then flattened convex; dark date-brown when moist, drying pale ochre-buff, often with a tan flush at the centre. Stem 30–70Γ—2–4mm; white; silky, fragile, hollow. Flesh whitish; thin. Gills adnate; pinkish-brown then chocolate-brown. Spores 7.5–10Γ—4.5–5.5ΒΌ, oblong. Spore print dark brown. Cystidia obtusely fusoid, thin-walled, hyaline. Habitat in woods; spring to late autumn. Occasional. Unknown edibility.

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