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Cystoderma amianthinum
pure Cystoderma, unspotted Cystoderma, saffron parasol, earthy powdercap

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Cystoderma amianthinum is a widespread species found in moss along road edges and open grassy areas. The color of the finely granular cap and the covering below the poorly defined ring varies from yellow-ocher and yellow-orange to brownish yellow or more ochraceous to olivaceous. Some forms have a highly wrinkled cap surface; others have white to pale yellow coloration. The gills are white to pale yellowish, the odor is disagreeable or somewhat like freshly husked corn, and the spores are amyloid.

Accepted Name:
Cystoderma amianthinum (Fr.) Fayod

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cystoderma amianthinum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Cystoderma amianthinum photos.

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