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Cortinarius caperatus, also known as Gypsy Mushroom, is egg-shaped on emerging and its cap becomes convex to umbonate with age. It is yellow-brown with a wrinkled surface and remnants of the white to lilac veil in the center. The smooth stem has a narrow, sheathing ring, also known as a partial veil, which is a key identifying feature of the mushroom. The fruit bodies appear in autumn in coniferous and beech woods as well as heathlands in late summer and autumn.
yellow-brown to brownish-ochre and covered with whitish fibres, especially over the centre. The surface has a wrinkled and furrowed texture. It may have a lilac tinge when young. Initially convex before expanding and flattening with a boss (umbo) in the centre. Gills
pallid buff or clay, adnate, crowded. The gills are covered by a white partial veil when young. Stem
slightly swollen at the base, and is whitish with a thick whitish ring at the midsection, which initially is attached to the cap. Spore print
rusty brown to ochre brown.
The spores have an ellipsoidal shape, with a size of 10-15 x 7-10µm and a moderately verrucose surface.
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