Psathyrella corrugis    (Pers.:Fr.) Konrad & Maubl. 

common name(s) : Red Edge Brittlestem 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Psathyrellaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Agaricales/Coprinaceae  

synonyms: Psathyrella gracilis, Psathyrella polycystis, Psathyrella caudata 

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Psathyrella corrugis toxicity of Psathyrella corrugis genus Psathyrella  

The cap is vinaceous pink-white. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The flesh is unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are free to adnate, rather distant . The spore print is very dark brown. This species is saprophytic.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2.5 cm (between 1 and 5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 9 cm (between 3 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 3 mm (between 1 and 4 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : cone-shaped cap, striate, very hygrophanous, without veil remnants, white-pink to reddish when dry; stem typically rooting; in tufts; edge of gills white then red (lens); on buried wood debris

Psathyrella corrugis is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18