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Field characters

Pileus: small diameter becoming flattened with an incurved margin, originally
Annulus: absent
Stipe: centric to eccentric
Stature: Collyboid
Ecology: Saprophyte
Odor: none

Micro characters

Basidiospores: small (3-5 x 1-3 micrometers) amyloid
Cystidia: both simple, thin-walled pleuro- and cheilocystidia present, often scattered (Singer, 1986)
Spore Print: white
Lamellae: usually adnexed, very crowded
Lamellar Trama: regular to irregular


Generally an easy genus to identify. If it is growing on a Gymnosperm cone, has crowded gills and amyloid spores, it is almost certainly Baeospora