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synonyms: Büscheliger Faserling, Clustered Brittlestem, Csoportos porhanyósgomba
Psathyrella multipedata Mushroom
Ref No: 8835
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Psathyrella multipedata (Peck) Smith Büscheliger Faserling Clustered Brittlestem Csoportos porhanyósgomba. Fruit bodies growing in very dense tufts of up to seventy individuals arising from a common base. Cap 1–3cm across, conical-convex, dingy clay-brown drying or ageing cream, striate. Stem 70–120 x 2–4mm, whitish. Flesh thin, whitish. Taste and smell not distinctive. Gills dark purplish-brown. Cystidia thin-walled, narrowly fusoid with somewhat swollen base. Spore print dark brown. Spores elliptic, 6.5–10 x 3.5–4.5um. Habitat amongst grass in open deciduous woodland and roadsides. Season summer. Rare. Edibility unknown -avoid. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Sue Mallinson (United Kingdom) - 20 August 2015

Growing beside a car park, October 2014
Psathyrella multipedata
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