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Hypholoma capnoides
conifer tuft, smoky-gilled woodlover

Distribution: It occurs thoughout the PNW, elsewhere in northern North America, and in Europe and Asia.

Habitat: Grows on conifer logs.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: Edible

Common Name:

conifer tuft, smoky-gilled woodlover



Identification Notes:

In the PNW, Hypholoma capnoides probably is the most commonly eaten, for food, of the species in these three genera, although it probably is not on the top-ten list of many mycophagists. It grows in clusters on conifer logs and can be quite abundant at times. Unusual for a hypholoma, it can have a viscid cap, although most guides report it as dry to moist only. Its gills are grayish when young and the flesh has a mild taste, both of which characteristics separate it from the similar H. fasciculare.

Accepted Name:
Hypholoma capnoides (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Hypholoma capnoides in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Hypholoma capnoides photos.

8 photographs:
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