Camarophyllopsis foetens

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Camarophyllopsis foetens

October 2001 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Hygrocybe foetens

Cap

Convex, then flattened or depressed, lined, margin furrowed, orange brown to red brown, to about 3 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, thick, distant, pale brown

Stem

Equal, smooth, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Firm, pale brown

Smell

Very strong, of moth balls

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

With deciduous trees and shrubs, and in grassland

Microscopic Features

Spores broadly ellipsoidal (5.5-7) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

One of the collections illustrated was located by the smell

Additional Photographs

Camarophyllopsis foetens

October 2000 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin