Cap: 2-5 cm; broadly conical, often becoming broadly bell-shaped or nearly convex; bald; sometimes becoming radially wrinkled; dull reddish brown, fading to buff; changing color markedly as it dries out; without veil remnants.
Gills: Attached to the stem; close; brownish at first, becoming dark purplish brown to nearly black; with whitish edges.
Stem: 6-19 cm long; up to 5 mm thick; equal; fragile; hollow; bald or very finely silky; white; without a ring.
Flesh: Thin; fragile; watery brownish.
Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.
Spore Print: Black.
Microscopic Features: Spores 14-19 × 7-8.5 µ; ellipsoid; with an eccentric pore; smooth; dark brown in KOH. Pleurocystidia absent. Brachybasidioles present. Cheilocystidia mostly fusoid-ventricose with a fairly long neck; hyaline in KOH; thin-walled; to about 70 × 20 µ. Sphaeropedunculate elements also present on gill edge. Pileipellis hymeniform; setae reddish brown in KOH, aciculate, thick-walled, 100-250+ x 4-10 µ.
Created: 2011-10-25 15:42:21 EDT (-0400) by Europe-coprinologist
Last modified: 2014-01-06 17:45:36 EST (-0500) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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