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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Bolbitiaceae: Conocybe filaris (Fr.) Kühner, 1935

Conocybe filaris – Fool's conecap

Synonyms: Agaricus mycenoides, Agaricus togularis, Pholiota filaris, Pholiota togularis, Pholiotina filaris.

Common name: fool's conecap.

Russian name: Konotsibe filaris.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Pholiotina rugosa is a common lawn mushroom which is widely distributed and especially common in the Pacific Northwest. It also grows on woodchips, rich soil and compost. It has been found in Europe, Asia and North America. It contains the same mycotoxins as the death cap. It is more commonly known as Conocybe filaris as this is the name it is likely to appear under in field guides. However, Conocybe filaris is a junior synonym of Pholiotina rugosa. Pholiotina rugosa has also been placed in the genus Conocybe, but its morphology and a 2013 molecular phylogenetics study place it in the genus Pholiotina. Pholiotina fimicola, which grows on dung and rich soil in North America is a possible synonym. Pholiotina arrhenii has also been considered a possible synonym, but a molecular phylogenetics study found it to be a distinct species.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Pholiotina rugosa (<B>Conocybe filaris</B>) mushrooms on mulch in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-28.htm">August 28, 2016</A>
LinkPholiotina rugosa (Conocybe filaris) mushrooms on mulch in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 28, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, парк Сосновка

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Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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