Xeromphalina campanella (Batsch) K├╝hner & Maire
Family: Marasmiaceae
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National Mushroom Centre  
Mata, M., D. Penjor and S. Pradham. 2010. Fungi of Bhutan. National Mushroom Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Local name: No local name known

Edibility: Unknown

Habitat: Lignicolous and gregarious. 

Description: Cap: 2-5 cm in diameter, convex, becoming broadly convex with a central depression at maturity, smooth, brownish yellow, rusty yellowish, or orange and usually darker towards the centre. Hymenophore: Gills running down the stem, fairly distant, usually with many cross-veins and pale yellow or orange. Stem: 1-5 cm tall and up to 3 mm thick, more or less equal, smooth, yellowish above and darker below, smooth above and finely hairy at the base and tough. Flesh: Fragile. Spore Print: White.

Comments: Its colouration, cap shape, decurrent gills, tough thin stem, absence of an annulus, habitat, and amyloid spores distinguish this species from similar fungi. Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca is similar in colour, but larger with dichotomously branched decurrent gills and dextrinoid spores.

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Sabitra Pradhan  
Xeromphalina campanella image
Sabitra Pradhan  
Xeromphalina campanella image
Sabitra Pradhan