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Strobilurus esculentus   (Spruce Cone Cap)
Family
Marasmiaceae
Location
Europe
Dimensions
Cap 1-2 cm diameter, stem 2-7 cm tall * 0.1-0.2 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
Strobilurus esculentus, also know as Spruce Cone Cap is a small agaric with a brown, conical cap and whitish gills. The mushroom grows solitary or in small groups, attached to buried or partly buried spruce cones. Note: this species never occurs on pine cones.

Cap brownish grey, convex, becoming flattened, smooth. Flesh white and thin. It can also be off-white or brownish-black. Gills crowded, white, and somewhat sinuate. The spores are white. Stem brownish grey with a pale apex.

Similar species Strobilurus stephanocystis and Strobilurus tenacellus favor pine cones.




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