Your resource for fungi information
Melanoleuca cognata   (Spring Cavalier)
Cap 4-10 cm diameter, stem 5-12 cm tall * 1-1.5 cm thick

Melanoleuca cognata, also know as Spring Cavalier, is a medium or large agaric, that is pale brown with an umbonate cap and white gills. It occurs often in the spring, when few other gilled mushrooms are fruiting, and grows solitary or scattered on soil in coniferous woods.

Cap buff to warm brown, umbonate. Flesh cream, soft and full. Gills crowded, sinuate, notched and pink to dark ocher colored. Spores cream colored. Stem rust colored with brownish fibrils, tapering slightly upwards from more or less bulbous base. The mushroom has not ring.

Melanoleuca cognata on the First NatureWeb site.
Melanoleuca cognata on the MushroomExpert.Com 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. Do not eat mushrooms you are not 100% certain of. Use many resources, and be skeptical of your own conclusions. The site takes no responsibility for damage caused by wrong identifications. If you continue, you agree to view this website under these terms.