cap 2-5 cm dia; stem 5-10 cm tall * 0.4-0.6 cm dia.
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Chroogomphus britannicus is a small mushroom species characterized by its copper-brown to reddish-brown cap and deeply decurrent gills. It forms mycorrhizal associations with coniferous trees, particularly pines, and is found in forested areas.
Cap reddish-brown or brick-coloured with a vinaceous tinge, and it is convex or bun-shaped. It becomes heavily viscid when damp but turns shiny when dry. The flesh is vinaceous, moderate and firm. Gills deeply decurrent, pale vinaceous-cinnamon or pale rose-cinnamon, then turning brown, somewhat spaced, often forked. Stem narrowing towards the base, firm, solid, same colour as or paler than the cap, arising from a yellow mycelium. Veil cobweb-like, yellow-orange or reddish-orange, with small scales. Spore print very dark smoky-olive to black.
Microscopic Features: Spores 16.5-23 x 6.5-8 µm, elongated-ellipsoid or somewhat spindle-shaped, nearly translucent, dextrinoid.
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