Crinipellis zonata

Scientific name:  Crinipellis zonata (Peck) Sacc.
Derivation of name:  Zon- means a "band" or "zone," usually
in a concentric arrangement, which is an apt description of Crinipellis zonata.
Synonyms:  Collybia zonata (Peck) Peck
Common name(s):  Zoned Crinipellis; Zoned-cap Collybia.
Phylum:   Basidiomycota
Order:   Agaricales
Family:   Marasmiaceae
Occurrence on wood substrate:  Saprobic; scattered or
grouped on dead deciduous wood such as twigs; August
through September.  
Dimensions:  Caps are 1-4 cm wide; stipes are 2.5-5 cm long
and 1-2 mm thick.   
Cap:  Dry, densely covered with coarse tawny hairs arranged
radially and in a concentrically zoned fashion.        
Gills:  Free or nearly so; white.
Spore print: White.
Stipe: Densely tawny-hairy.
Veil: Absent.
Edibility: Unknown.
Comments: This mushroom was transferred out of the genus
Collybia due to the dense covering of hairs.

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Figure 1. A small group of zoned crinipellis on decaying
wood. Photo © Gary Emberger.

Figure 2. The white gills and dark hairy stalks are striking.
Photo © Gary Emberger.

Figure 3. Free gills. Photo © Gary Emberger.

Figure 4. Concentrically zoned hairs on the cap.
Photo © Gary Emberger.

Figure 5. The dark, tawny hairs of this mushroom are a
distinctive feature. Photo © Gary Emberger.

Figure 6. Crinipellis zonata. Photo © Steve Nelsen.

Figure 7. Crinipellis zonata. Photo © Steve Nelsen.


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