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Melanoleuca cognata

Melanoleuca cognata

Description:

cap: 9cm diameter. mostly plane, partially convex. margin smooth but wavy and lobed. colour medium brown. some radial fibres with dark ends give some texture. flesh light tan. gills: attached. slightly darker than flesh. 7mm deep. jagged edge. a bit brittle. close-crowded. spore print: white stem: 5cm long, 1.5 cm wide. stable width. light tan (like gills) no ring, no volva. interior flesh like cap. not hollow quite tough to snap. snapped very raggedly.

Habitat:

in leaf litter on edge of bamboo stand near tended grass.

Notes:

very hard to identify. I chased this all through David Arora's Tricholomataceae section and kept coming back to Melanoleuca.

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brettpim
Spotted by
brettpim

Talence, Aquitaine, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Oct 4, 2013
Submitted on Oct 7, 2013

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