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Strobilurus stephanocystis
Family
Marasmiaceae
Location
Europe
Dimensions
Cap 1-2 cm diameter, stem 2-7 cm tall * 0.1-0.2 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
This small, delicate agaric with tawny-brown cap and whitish gills grows solitary or in small groups, attached to buried or partly buried pine cones.

Cap brown or tawny; at first convex, becoming flattened, smooth. Flesh white and thin. Gills whitish cream, adnexed and crowded. Stem pallid and coloured as cap, finely silky-pruinose, tapering slightly upwards, typically deeply rooting. The mushroom has no ring. Flesh white, fragile and hollow.

Similar species Strobilurus esculentus favor spruce cones.



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