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Hypholoma Perplexum

Hypholoma perplexum

Perplexing Hypholoma

Cap or Pileus - Convex or nearly plane, smooth, sometimes slightly umbonate. Reddish or brownish red, fading to yel-low on the margins.

Stem or Stipe - Firm and hollow, slightly covered with fine threads. Whitish or yellowish to rusty red or red brown. 2-3 inches long.

Veil or Ring - Veil remains attached to the margin. No ring on the stem.

Gills or Lamellae - Thin, crowded, slightly rounded at the stem end. At first pale yellow, then tinged with green or purplish brown.

Spores - Purplish brown, elliptical.

Flesh - Mild, not clearly bitter, white.

Time - Autumn to freezing weather.

Habitat - Grows in clusters, sometimes singly, on stumps, in the woods or in the open.