Kuehneromyces mutabilis

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Kuehneromyces mutabilis

14 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Galerina mutabilis

Cap

Conical, then flattened, often with a central bump, smooth, margin lined, yellow brown to orange brown, drying paler, often with a pale centre and darker margin, to about 6 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, pale ochraceous, then reddish brown

Stem

Equal, smooth above the ring zone, coarsely scaly below, ring thin, pale at apex, dark brown below

Flesh

Pale yellow brown

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to early winter

Distribution

Common

Habitat

Densely clustered on stumps and logs of deciduous trees

Spore Print

Deep ochre

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-7.5) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Edible, but easily confused with the deadly poisonous Galerina marginata.

Additional Photographs

Kuehneromyces mutabilis

13 October 2016 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin