Chrysomphalina grossula

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Chrysomphalina grossula

17 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonymns

Omphalina grossula

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, sometimes with a central depression, smooth or finely scaly, margin sometimes lined, sometimes folded, greenish yellow to yellow, fading with age, to about 30 mm across

Gills

Decurrent, distant, thick, sometimes forked and veined, pale yellow

Stem

Equal, slender, smooth, pale yellow, base white woolly

Flesh

Fragile, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Mild

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On rotten wood from conifers especially pine

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-10) x (5-6) µm2. Basidia two and four spored.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Chrysomphalina grossula

17 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Chrysomphalina grossula

17 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Chrysomphalina grossula

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 17 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin