Conocybe arrhenii

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Conocybe arrhenii

1 August 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex with a broad central bump, smooth to finely wrinkled, margin lined, with veil remnants when young, orange brown, drying paler, to about 3 cm across

Gills

Adnexed, pale orange brown

Stem

Equal, slightly expanded at the base, brown, with whitish scales, ring distinct and fleshy

Flesh

Pale brown

Smell

Fungal

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On soil

Spore Print

Ochre brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-8.5) x (4-4.5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Gill edge cystidia finger shaped.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This species cannot be recognised without microscopy. It could be confused with C. aporos, C. blattaria and C. filaris, and even Galerina marginata, which occurs on wood.