(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 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.
Similar species include Strobilurus esculentus which favor spruce 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.
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