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Calocybe persicolor   (Pink Lawn Trich)
Family
Tricholomataceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 3-5 cm diameter, stem 3-5 cm tall * 0.3-0.8 cm diameter
Edibility
Inedible

Description
Calocybe persicolor is a small pink-capped mushroom with white gills that grows in lawns and meadows from spring to autumn. It is less frequently found in open grasslands.

Cap convex to umbonate, smooth fleshy and pink coloured. It has a somewhat irregular margin and is covered with whitish dust or bloom. The flesh is white with a pink tinge beneath the cuticle. Gills are white, crowded, sinuate and notched. Stem pallid similarly colored as the cap. Smooth, fleshy, tapers slightly upwards.

Similar species include Calocybe carnea which is less dull and without the hairy stem base.

Calocybe carnea on the MushroomExpert.Com web site.




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