Brown Dunce Cap Conocybe tenera (Schaeffer) Fayod  

Status:

Found scattered or in groups on lawns, fields, or in wooded areas.

Description:

Cap: Pale tawny to rusty-brown; conic/bell-shaped to almost flat; striate from disc to margin; flesh pale brown. Gills: Whitish when young to cinnamon-brown in age, close. Stalk: Whitish, becoming darker in age, thin and long for size of cap; base may be slightly enlarged. Fruiting body very fragile. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 11 records in the project database.

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A Brown Dunce Cap (gills and stalks) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/5/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Brown Dunce Cap (cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/5/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Brown Dunce Cap (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/9/2009). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Brown Dunce Cap specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (5/9/2009). Elliptical, smooth, w/ apical pore; measured 10.0-11.3 X 5.6-6.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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