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Cantharellula umbonata   (Grayling)
Family
Cantharellula
Location
Europe
Dimensions
cap 2-3 cm dia; stem 2.5-12.5 cm tall * 0.3-0.7 cm dia.
Edibility
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Description
Cantharellula umbonata, also known as grayling, is a small to medium-sized, funnel-shaped agaric with a grey cap and forked gills, which grow associated with Polytrichum moss and fruit in the summer and fall.

Cap starts as convex but eventually becomes flat to sunken, often with a small, pointed umbo. The margin is initially incurved but becomes upturned and wavy as it ages. The colour is generally grey to greyish brown and may appear to have whitish blotches. The surface ranges from dry to moist and can be smooth or minutely hairy. The flesh is white and lacks distinctive odour and taste. Gills close to crowded, decurrent, repeatedly and regularly forked, whitish, developing spot-like reddish or sometimes yellow stains in age. Stem often with swollen portions, somewhat flexible, often bent, curved, and/or twisted. The colour is white to grey, silky above, stuffed, usually with whitish mycelium binding the lower stalk to mass. It's often water-saturated near the base. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: The spores are elliptical or elongated in shape, measuring approximately 6-10 x 3-5 ┬Ám. They are smooth or finely textured.

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