Psathyrella piluliformis

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Psathyrella piluliformis

31 October 2007 Epping Forest. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Psathyrella hydrophila

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, margin often decorated with veil remnants, reddish brown when moist, pale yellow brown when dry, to about 4 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, clay then chocolate brown

Stem

Equal, white

Flesh

Thin, brittle, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Bitter

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In dense tufts on dead decidous wood

Spore Print

Dark brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (4.5-7) x (3-4) µm2

Edibility

Edible, poor