Psathyrella pennata

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Psathyrella pennata

RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)167652. 22 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Psathyrella carbonicola

Cap

Convex, reddish brown to pale brown, covered with whitish scales, to about 2.5 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, greyish then brown

Stem

Equal, somewhat scaly, sometimes with veil remnants at the apex, white

Flesh

Thin, fragile, pale brown in the cap, whitish in the stem

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On soil on fire sites

Spore Print

Dark purple brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth, with drops (7-9) x (3.5-4.5) µm2. Basidia 4 spored. Gill edge and gill margin cystidia fusiform, often with a pointed apex.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Psathyrella pennata

22 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Psathyrella pennata

22 August 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin