Gymnopus fusipes

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Gymnopus fusipes

4 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Collybia fusipes

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

Additional Photographs

Gymnopus fusipes

4 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Gymnopus fusipes

4 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin