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Today's mushroom is Cystoderma amianthinum (Earthy Powdercap). The mushroom is Inedible. It grows in North America, Europe.
Description: Cystoderma amianthinum, also known as Earthy Powdercap or Saffron parasol, is a small to medium, fleshy agaric with ochre-yellow cap, white or cream gills has a coarsely granular stem with ring. It grows solitary or scattered in small tufted groups in damp mossy grassland, in coniferous forest clearings, or on wooded heaths.
Cap ochraceous or yellowish tan, convex to bell-shaped, and later flat with a slight depression around a low umbo (central boss). It is dry and powdery, often with a shaggy or fringed margin. Gills initially white, becoming creamy later. They are adnexed (narrowly attached to the stem), and initially quite crowded. Spore print is white. Stem cylindrical, and has a flaky-granular sheath beneath a fleeting, powdery ring. Flesh dirty yellow, firm and stuffed.
Cystoderma amianthinum on the First Nature Web site.
Cystoderma amianthinum on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.
Dimensions: Cap 2-5 cm diameter, stem 3-5 cm tall * 0.4-0.8 cm thick
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