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synonyms: Amiant-Körnchenschirmling, Cystoderme Amiantacé, Earthy Powdercap
Cystoderma cinnabarinum Mushroom
Ref No: 7643
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Cystoderma cinnabarinum2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7644
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location: North America
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Cystoderma cinnabarinum (Seer.) Fayod Amiant-Körnchenschirmling Cystoderme Amiantacé Earthy Powdercap. Cap 3-8cm across, convex; deep cinnabar red to orange-brown; covered with granular, pyramidal spines or scales, easily brushed off. Gills adnate, crowded; white. Stem 30-80 x 6-15mm, concolorous with cap; covered below the veil with a granular coating of scales; smooth above the faint ring zone. Flesh white to reddish. Odor not distinctive. Taste mild. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, nonamyloid, 3.5-5 x 2-31µ. Deposit white. Habitat in conifer woods. Rather uncommon. Found widely distributed Europe and North America. Season August-October. Not edible.

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