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Strobilurus esculentus   (Spruce Cone Cap)
Family
Marasmiaceae
Location
Europe
Dimensions
Cap 1-2 cm diameter, stem 2-7 cm tall * 0.1-0.2 cm thick
Edibility
This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.

Description
Strobilurus esculentus, also known as Spruce Cone Cap is a small agaric with a brown, conical cap and whitish gills. The mushroom grows solitary or in small groups, attached to buried or partly buried spruce cones. Note: this species never occurs on pine cones.

Cap brownish grey, convex, becoming flattened, smooth. The flesh is white and thin. It can also be off-white or brownish-black. Gills crowded, white, and somewhat sinuate. The spores are white. Stem brownish grey with a pale apex.

Similar species include Strobilurus stephanocystis and Strobilurus tenacellus which favor pine cones.

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.

Although efforts have been made to ensure accuracy on this website, the information may contain errors and omissions and should not be relied upon and be used as any basis for eating any plants or mushrooms.




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