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Hygrophorus camarophyllus   (Arched Wood Wax)
North America, Europe
Cap 2-7 cm diameter, stem 2.5 - 13 cm tall * 1 - 2 cm thick
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Hygrophorus camarophyllus, also known as Arched Wood Wax, is a medium-sized agaric which is distinct because of the dry, streaked cap, and white, waxy gills that contrast beautifully with the carbon-brown cap and stem. The mushroom grows in mossy pine forests all over Scandinavia.

Cap umbonate and often with a raised boss in center of the cap, carbon-brown to grey-black with dark radial streaks. Gills decurrent, sparse, waxy, first white, with age white-gray. Stem top often brighter than other stem but not always, otherwise greyish with ingrown threads, cylindrical or narrowed downward, solid to stuffed. Flesh white, brittle, with a mild flavour and a pleasant aroma.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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