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Kuehneromyces mutabilis (Schaeff.) Singer & A.H. Sm. (Sheathed Woodtuft, Velvet Tough-shank)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Pegler, D.N. & Young, T.W.K., 1972 Basidiospore form in the British species of Galerina and Kuehneromyces
Treu, R. Pholiota mutabilis
Weightman, J., 2014 From shredded wheat to flour – a look at stipe ornament

Kuehneromyces mutabilis may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(a family of toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 44 feeding and other relationships of Kuehneromyces mutabilis (Sheathed Woodtuft, Velvet Tough-shank)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A conmmon brown toadstool with a ring and dark brown shaggy stipe. It grows on stumps and rotten wood of frondose trees, especially birch (*Betula*) and Beech (*Fagus*), less often conifers (eg Picea). Considered an edible species, great care must be taken to distinguish this from the rather similar Galerina marginata (Funeral Bell) which is deadly poisonous and can grow in the same habitat, although it prefers coniferous wood.
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