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Clustered Toughshank

Gymnopus confluens (syn. Collybia confluens)


Collybia confluens (Pers. ex Fr.) Kummer syn. Gymnopus confluens Rasiger Rübling Clustered Toughshank Cap 2-6cm across, convex with incurved margin, then soon flattened, thin, often wavy margin; dull reddish brown fading to pale buff; glabrous. Gills almost free, very crowded, narrow; pallid. Stem 50-100 x 2-6mm, often flattened; reddish beneath a dense whitish pubescence; tough; base densely hairy. Odor odd, distinctive (buggy?). Taste mild. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, 6-8 x 2-4µ. Deposit white.


Habitat in dense clumps on fallen leaves or needles. Found widely in most of North America. Season July-November. Edible but worthless.


Gymnopus is a genus of fungus in the Marasmiaceae family. The genus has a widespread distribution and contains about 300 species ---- location: North America, Europe edibility: Inedible fungus colour: Grey to beige normal size: Less than 5cm cap type: Convex to shield shaped stem type: Simple stem flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy), Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass) spore colour: White, cream or yellowish habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground ---( ), --( )

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