Agrocybe pediades (Common Fieldcap)
North America and Europe
Cap 1-3 cm diameter, stem 2-5 cm tall * 0.1-0.4 cm diameter
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Agrocybe pediades, also known as the Common Fieldcap, is a small agaric with a rounded dull brownish cap on a slender stem. The mushroom grows solitary or grouped in grassy areas, cultivated or disturbed soil, pastures, etc.

Cap hemispheric to broadly rounded with a smooth surface that is sticky when moist. It is first brown to yellowish-brown, fading quickly to light yellowish-brown or lighter. Gills close, adnate (broadly attached) but soon pulling free from the stem. Pallid at first, becoming strong brown as spores mature. Stem cylindric, sometimes broadening slightly towards the base, fibrillose, yellowish-white above and yellowish-brown at the base. The mushroom has a partial veil that quickly disappears, leaving traces on the cap's edge. Spore print dark brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal in shape, with a smooth surface. They measure 9.5-15 µm in length and 7-9.5 µm in width. Additionally, they possess a germ pore and a small hilar appendage.

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