Psathyrella obtusata    (Pers.) A.H. Sm. 

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

synonyms: Drosophila obtusata 

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Psathyrella obtusata toxicity of Psathyrella obtusata genus Psathyrella  

The cap is date brown. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The flesh is unchanging; its taste is bitter or mild; the odour is not distinctive or spicy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are free to adnate, crowded . The spore print is very dark brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground.

The fruiting period takes place from April to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2.5 cm (between 1 and 4 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 3 and 7 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 4 mm (between 2 and 6 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : date-brown cap when wet; pale buff when dry; margin with velar remnants

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

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