Pholiotina filaris    (Fr.) Singer 

common name(s) : Fool's Conecap 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Bolbitiaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Bolbitiaceae  

synonyms: Conocybe filaris, Pholiotina rugosa, Pholiota filaris, Pholiota togularis-filaris, Conocybe rugosa 

edibility : inedible

potential confusions with  Pholiotina filaris toxicity of Pholiotina filaris genus Pholiotina  

The cap is tawny-brown to yellowish cream; its margin is faintly striate. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white then brownish towards base, with a ring.

The flesh is tawny to yellowish, unchanging; its taste is faint; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are pale ochre brown, adnate, distant . The spore print is red brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in the grass.

The fruiting period takes place from January to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 0.9 cm (between 0.5 and 1.5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 4 cm (between 3 and 5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 1.5 mm (between 1 and 3 mm)

Distinctive features : bell-shaped cap

Pholiotina filaris is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18