(Pine Cone Cap)
Cap 1-2 cm diameter, stem 2-7 cm tall * 0.1-0.2 cm thick
Strobilurus stephanocystis, also know as Pine Cone Cap is a small agaric with tawny-brown cap and whitish gills that grows solitary or in small groups, attached to buried or partly buried pine cones.
Cap brown or tawny; at first convex, becoming flattened, smooth. Flesh white and thin. Gills whitish cream, adnexed and crowded. Stem pallid and coloured as cap, finely silky-pruinose, tapering slightly upwards, typically deeply rooting. The mushroom has no ring. Flesh white, fragile and hollow.
Similar species Strobilurus esculentus favor spruce cones.