Collybia butyracea

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Collybia butyracea

25 October 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, then flattened, with a narrow central bump, smooth with a greasy feel, hygrophanous, dark brown to cream, to about 7 cm across

Gills

Adnexed to free, broad, crowded, whitish

Stem

Broader at the base, smooth, pale brown, with white hairs at the base, hollow

Flesh

Pale brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to early winter

Distribution

Very common

Habitat

In woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Ellipsoidal, smooth (6.5-8) x (3-3.5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Two forms are recognised: C. butyracea var asema and C. butyracea var butyracea

Additional Photographs

Collybia butyracea

9 November 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin