Collybia fusipes

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Collybia fusipes

26 August 2005 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Spindle Shank

Cap

Convex, then flattened, smooth, reddish brown, often with dark spots, to about 7 cm across

Gills

Broad, distant, free, whitish then pale reddish brown

Stem

Spindle shaped, often rooting, smooth, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

White with a reddish tinge, firm

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to winter

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In clumps at the base of deciduous trees, favouring oak and beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Ellipsoidal, smooth (4-6) x (2-4) µm2

Edibility

Inedible