Collybia dryophila (Russet Toughshank)
North America, Europe
Cap 2-6 cm diameter, stem 2-6 cm tall * 0.2-0.5 cm diameter
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Collybia dryophila, also known as Russet Toughshank, is a smallish agaric that has a pale tan cap, whitish gills, and a flushed tan stem. The mushroom occurs in troops or more or less tufted on soil and scattered leaves in a variety of forest types.

Cap convex, and russet to ochre. Gills only thinly attached to the stem, whitish and crowded. Stem more or less similarly coloured as the cap, more or less equal but slightly bulbous at the base. The stem has no ring. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: Spores are smooth, ellipsoidal, measuring 5-6.5μm in length and 2.5-3.5μm in width. They are inamyloid.

Synonyms: The mushroom is now known under the name Gymnopus dryophilus.

Gymnopus dryophilus (Collybia dryophila) on the web site.
Gymnopus dryophilus (Collybia dryophila) on the MushroomExpert.Com web site.

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