Psathyrella ammophila    (Durieu & LÚv.) P.D. Orton 

common name(s) : Dune Brittlestem 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Psathyrellaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Agaricales/Coprinaceae  

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Psathyrella ammophila toxicity of Psathyrella ammophila genus Psathyrella  

The cap is red-brown to ochre-yellow.

its texture is fibrous.

The gills are . The spore print is very dark brown. This species is saprophytic.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 3 cm (between 1 and 5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 4 mm (between 1 and 8 mm)

Chemical tests : none.


Psathyrella ammophila is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .



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