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Strobilurus stephanocystis   (Pine Cone Cap)
Cap 1-2 cm diameter, stem 2-7 cm tall * 0.1-0.2 cm thick
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Strobilurus stephanocystis, also known as Pine Cone Cap is a small agaric with a tawny-brown cap and whitish gills that grows solitary or in small groups, attached to buried or partly buried pine cones.

Cap brown or tawny; at first convex, becoming flattened, smooth. The edge of the cap, is sometimes lighter than its centre. The cap flesh is white and thin. Gills whitish cream, adnexed and crowded. Stem pallid and coloured as the cap, finely silky-pruinose, tapering slightly upwards, typically deeply rooting. The mushroom has no ring. The flesh is white, fragile and hollow. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: The spores are smooth, ellipsoidal, non-amyloid, and lack droplets. They have a size of 6 to 10 µmin length and 3 to 4 µm in width.

Similar species include Strobilurus esculentus which favor spruce cones.

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