Your resource for fungi information
Gymnopus peronatus   (Wood Woollyfoot)
Cap 2-6 cm diameter, stem 6-8 cm tall * 0.3-0.5 cm diameter

Gymnopus peronatus, also known as Wood Woollyfoot is a small saprobic agaric that grows generally in smaller or larger clumps on leaves or needles in deciduous or coniferous woods and may be found from May to December.

Cap convex, expand and flatten out at maturity, sometimes retaining a broad umbo. Color quite variable, ranging from pinkish cream to yellowish or reddish-brown. Gills coloured as the cap or somewhat lighter, becoming reddish-brown as the fruitbody matures. Stem roughly the same colour as the cap. It is typically pruinose ("frosted") above and strigose (hairy) near the base.

Gymnopus peronatus on the First Nature Web site.

Cookie notice

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and to show you relevant advertising, as well as to analyze traffic.

Learn more about cookies


If you plan to collect fungi to be eaten, misidentified mushrooms can make you sick or kill you. Never eat a mushroom that you are not 100% sure is edible. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. Please consider that many mushrooms take years of experience to identify reliably.

The site takes no responsibility for damage caused by ingesting poisonous mushrooms. If you continue, you agree to view this website under these terms.