Lichenomphalia umbellifera

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Lichenomphalia umbellifera

27 March 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Omphalina ericetorum

Cap

Convex then flattened, soon depressed to funnel shaped, radially lined, margin scalloped, brown when young, then yellow brown, drying pale, to about 2 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, thick, distant, often branched, sometimes with interveining, pale yellow cream

Stem

Equal, pale yellow brown, usually reddish brown at the apex, base slightly expanded and covered with white hairs

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent, more common in Scotland

Habitat

On peaty soil and decayed wood

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal (7-10) x (6-8) µm2. Basidia 2 or 4 spored, club shaped.

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

I am grateful to several people who identified the specimens shown

Additional Photographs

Lichenomphalia umbellifera

Spores viewed with a microscope. 21 March 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin