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White Dunce Cap - Conocybe apala Cap: Conical; whitish; with lines radiating from center to margin<br />
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Gills: Cinnamon-brown; close<br />
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Stem: White; fuzzy; fragile<br />
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Habitat: Growing in grass beside a pond<br />
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*These mushrooms are usually found in the early morning hours because the heat of the day causes the stem to collapse and the cap to shrivel up.<br />
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Gills: Cinnamon-brown; close<br />
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Stem: White; fuzzy; fragile<br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing in grass beside a pond <br />
<br />
*These mushrooms are usually found in the early morning hours because the heat of the day causes the stem to collapse and the cap to shrivel up.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/87106/white_dunce_cap_-_conocybe_apala.html<br />
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<br />
Gills: Cinnamon-brown; close<br />
<br />
Stem: White; fuzzy; fragile<br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing in grass beside a pond<br />
<br />
*These mushrooms are usually found in the early morning hours because the heat of the day causes the stem to collapse and the cap to shrivel up.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/87104/white_dunce_cap_-_conocybe_apala.html<br />
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White Dunce Cap - Conocybe apala

Cap: Conical; whitish; with lines radiating from center to margin

Gills: Cinnamon-brown; close

Stem: White; fuzzy; fragile

Habitat: Growing in grass beside a pond

*These mushrooms are usually found in the early morning hours because the heat of the day causes the stem to collapse and the cap to shrivel up.

White Dunce Cap - Conocybe apala Cap: Conical; whitish; with lines radiating from center to margin<br />
<br />
Gills: Cinnamon-brown; close<br />
<br />
Stem: White; fuzzy; fragile<br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing in grass beside a pond <br />
<br />
*These mushrooms are usually found in the early morning hours because the heat of the day causes the stem to collapse and the cap to shrivel up.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/87106/white_dunce_cap_-_conocybe_apala.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/87105/white_dunce_cap_-_conocybe_apala.html Conocybe apala,Geotagged,Summer,United States,White Dunce Cap,conocybe,fungus,mushroom

White Dunce Cap - Conocybe apala Cap: Conical; whitish; with lines radiating from center to margin<br />
<br />
Gills: Cinnamon-brown; close<br />
<br />
Stem: White; fuzzy; fragile<br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing in grass beside a pond<br />
<br />
*These mushrooms are usually found in the early morning hours because the heat of the day causes the stem to collapse and the cap to shrivel up.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/87104/white_dunce_cap_-_conocybe_apala.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/87105/white_dunce_cap_-_conocybe_apala.html Conocybe apala,Geotagged,Summer,United States,White Dunce Cap

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  1. Mesmeric! <3 Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thanks! I liked the swirly imperfections in these gills. Posted 8 days ago, modified 8 days ago

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''Conocybe apala'' is a basidiomycete fungus and a member of ''Conocybe''. It is a fairly common fungus, both in North America and Europe, found growing among short green grass. Until recently, the species was also commonly called ''Conocybe lactea'' or ''Conocybe albipes'' and is colloquially known as the White Dunce Cap ....hieroglyph snipped... Another common synonym, ''Bolbitius albipes'' G.H. Otth 1871, places the fungus in the genus ''Bolbitius''.

Similar species: Gilled Mushrooms
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Nov 29, 2019. Captured Aug 3, 2019 08:14 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm