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