Cystoderma amianthinum, also known as Earthy Powdercap or Saffron parasol, is a small fragile agaric with light brown to a yellowish cap, white or cream gills and a coarsely granular stem with a ring. It grows summer to fall solitary or scattered in small tufted groups in damp mossy grassland, in coniferous forest clearings, or on wooded heaths.
ochraceous or yellowish tan, convex to bell-shaped, and later flat with a slight depression around a low umbo (central boss). It is dry and powdery, often with a shaggy or fringed margin. Gills
initially white, becoming creamy later. They are adnexed (narrowly attached to the stem), and initially quite crowded. Spore
print is white.
cylindrical, and has a flaky-granular sheath beneath a fleeting, powdery ring. Flesh
dirty yellow, firm and stuffed.
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