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Melanoleuca cognata   (Spring Cavalier)
Cap 4-10 cm diameter, stem 5-12 cm tall * 1-1.5 cm thick
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Melanoleuca cognata, also known as Spring Cavalier, is a medium or large agaric, that is pale brown with an umbonate cap and white gills. It occurs often in the spring, when few other gilled mushrooms are fruiting, and grows solitary or scattered on soil and needle litter in coniferous woodlands; occasionally in litter-rich grassland, woodchip or garden compost heaps.

Cap buff to warm brown, umbonate. Flesh cream, soft and full. Gills crowded, sinuate, notched and pink to dark ocher coloured. Spores cream colored. Stem rust coloured with brownish fibrils, tapering slightly upwards from a more or less bulbous base. The mushroom has no ring.

Melanoleuca cognata on the First NatureWeb site.
Melanoleuca cognata on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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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