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21 November 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Convex, expanding with age, lined, grey brown, margin whitish, to about 2 cm across
Adnate with a decurrent tooth, whitish
Equal, slender, greyish, sometimes with white hairs at the base
Thin, pale grey
Of iodoform/disinfectant, more noticeable when drying
On soil, and woody debris
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth, filled with numerous small drops (8-10) x (5-6.5) µm2. Basidia clavate 2 or 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia ventricose (sac shaped), with spines. Uppermost cap hyphae warty/spiny.
This fungus could be confused with several species including M. abramsii.