Name: Conocybe apala (Fr.) Arnolds
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Conocybe apala

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GSD Species Synonymy

Author: (Fr.) Arnolds

Citation: Persoonia 18(2): 225 (2003)

Synonym(s):Conocybe albipes Hauskn., Conocybe apala var. albipes (Otth) Arnolds 2003

Deprecated Synonyms: Conocybe lactea (J.E. Lange) Métrod, Bolbitius albipes G.H. Otth


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Bolbitiaceae

Genus: Conocybe

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Pileus small conical bell shaped up to 1.5 cm, cream to light ochraceous buff (fig. 1A), with snow white hairs present on the cap, radially striate, centre of the cap is relatively darker, margin tan, cap very soft and fragile, does not survive long, collapses in few minutes after plucking. Gills not attached to the stem (free), crowded, 10 per cm, light tan to concolorous with the cap, tanned edges. At later stages gills become relatively darker. Stipe up to 7.5 cm long, fragile, white, shiny, thin, raised hair like structures on the stem, base somewhat swollen due to mycelial mass that protrude into the soil.

Spore print rust brown. Spores light brown, thick walled, ellipsoidal to oval, with germ slit (piped), filled with granular matter, relatively thicker in centre (fig. 1C), size 9–12 × 6–7 μm, basidia clavate (fig. 1B), 10–12 × 20–25 μm.

Habit – Saprobic, singly scattered in closed-cropped grass of lawn near Cupressus cashmeriana tree.

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