Rhodocollybia maculata

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Rhodocollybia maculata

27 September 2008 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Collybia maculata

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, smooth, at first white, then with ochraceous spots, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Free, crowded, at first white, then with ochraceous spots

Stem

Equal or slightly tapered, whitish, sometimes rooting

Flesh

Firm, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Bitter

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

With pine and birch, and on moorland with Ling

Microscopic Features

Ellipsoidal, smooth (5-6) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This fungus could be confused with several species including Lyophyllum connatum and Tricholoma stiparophyllum