Gymnopus peronatus (Wood Woollyfoot)
Family
Omphalotaceae
Location
Europe, many regions of Asia and some parts of North America
Dimensions
Cap 2-6 cm diameter, stem 6-8 cm tall * 0.3-0.5 cm diameter
Edibility
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Description
Gymnopus peronatus, also known as Wood Woollyfoot, is a small saprobic agaric that typically grows in small or large clumps on leaves or needles in deciduous or coniferous woods. It can be found from May to December.

Cap convex, expand and flatten out at maturity, sometimes retaining a broad umbo. Colour quite variable, ranging from pinkish cream to yellowish or reddish-brown. Gills coloured as the cap or somewhat lighter, becoming reddish-brown as the fruit body matures. Stem roughly the same colour as the cap. It is typically pruinose ("frosted") above and strigose (hairy) near the base. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: The spores are elongated ellipsoidal, smooth, with dimensions of 8.5-10 x 3-4 ┬Ám.

Gymnopus peronatus on the First Nature Web site.

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