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Psathyrella candolleana   (Common Park Psathyrella)
Family
Coprinaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 2-6 cm diameter, stem 4-8 cm tall * 0.4-0.8 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
This is a smallish agaric with pale yellowish or cream cap and stem, grayish or chocolate-brown gills, appears often early on the spring. It grows typically tufted on soil close to broad-leaf trees, also on stumps and other woody debris.

Cap convex to umbonate, yellow-brown in colour, as dry ivory white. The margin is thin and has veil remains as young. The flesh is white and thin. Gills at first pallid gray with lilaceous tinge, gray- to chocolate-brown as mature, adnate or adnexed, crowded. Spores are dark brown. Stem white, fragile, hollow and smooth. It has no ring.

Similar species The much darker Psathyrella spadiceogrisea occurs along forest paths and in similar sites in late spring and early summer.

Psathyrella candolleana on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.



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