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Strobilurus esculentus   (Spruce Cone Cap)
Cap 1-2 cm diameter, stem 2-7 cm tall * 0.1-0.2 cm thick
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Strobilurus esculentus, also known as the Spruce Cone Cap, is a small agaric with a brown, conical cap and whitish gills. It can often be found in the spring on and around fallen spruce cones. 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. Stem thin, elongated, lighter at the top and darker at the bottom. Woolly strands are visible at the base. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: The spores are elongated-ellipsoidal, and the cystids take on an elongated-fusiform shape.

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

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