Psathyrella pennata    (Fr.) A. Pearson & Dennis 

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

synonyms: Drosophila pennata, Psathyrella carbonicola 

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Psathyrella pennata toxicity of Psathyrella pennata genus Psathyrella  

The cap is grey-brown, chestnut to red-brown, hygrophanous, becoming buff-ochre when drying. The cap surface is not viscid nor sticky.

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

The gills are adnate, crowded . The spore print is very dark brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on a rather burnt soil.

The fruiting period takes place from April to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2.5 cm (between 1 and 4 cm)
  height of stem approximately 3.5 cm (between 2 and 5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 3 mm (between 1 and 4 mm)

Distinctive features : cap with woolly flakes, especially towards margin; woolly fibrillose stem; on old fire places

Psathyrella pennata is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Psathyrella pennata in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Psathyrella pennata in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18