Hypholoma capnoides (Conifer Tuft)
North America, Europe
Cap 3-7 cm diameter, stem 5-8 cm tall, 0.5-1 cm thick
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Hypholoma capnoides, also known as Conifer Tuft, is a small to medium-sized agaric with a yellowish-orange cap. Veil remnants are visible at the pale margin of the cap, and the mushroom appears greasy when wet.

Cap begins as bell-shaped or convex and later develops into a broad bell shape, broad convex shape, or nearly flat shape. The colour is yellow to an orange or brownish colour, usually darker over the centre and paler toward the margin. Gills attached to the stem or slightly separating, close together, initially whitish to yellowish, turning grey, and eventually assuming a smoky brown colour. Short gills are common. Stem tough, generally similar in size throughout or slightly narrowing at the base when growing closely together. They have a smooth or finely silky texture and are coloured like the cap or lighter in shade. Spore print dark burgundy/brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal, smooth, measuring 6-7.8 µm in length and 3.5-4.5 µm in width, with a small germ pore.

Hypholoma capnoides on the First Nature Web site.
Hypholoma capnoides on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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