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synonyms: Gymnopus acervatus
Collybia acervata Mushroom
Ref No: 7507
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood

Collybia acervata (Fr.) Kummer syn. Gymnopus acervatus (Fr.) Murrill Cap 1-5cm across, convex with an incurved margin at first, becoming flatter; reddish brown becoming paler, more pinkish buff to whitish tan on drying; moist to dry, smooth. Gills adnate to free, close, narrow; whitish to dingy pale pink. Stem 30-100 x 2-5mm, hollow; reddish brown with white hairs around the lower section and base; dry, smooth, brittle. Flesh thin, flexible; pinkish white. Taste bitter when cooked. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, 5-6.5 x 2-2.5. Deposit white. Habitat in dense clusters on decaying or buried logs or stumps of coniferous wood. Common among conifers. Found in northern North America, Colorado, and Texas. Season July-October (November in Texas). Not edible.

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Edmond Bush (United States) - 04 October 2009

Found this cluster growing at the base of a mossy oak tree. Red Top Mountain, Northwest Georgia
Collybia acervata
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