Crinipellis zonata (Collybia zonata)

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Crinipellis zonata (Peck) Peck 1896

The ‘zoned Collybia' or ‘zoned Crinipellis' is a small brown mushroom with a tawny brown, dry ‘hairy’ cap, white closely-spaced free to near-free narrow gills, and a hollow stem that, like the cap, is hairy. This fungus survives on the dead remains (roots and litter) of broadleaf trees. Its spore print is white.  Not recommended for eating. It fruits in late summer and early fall.                      It is in the Tricholomataceae family of the Agaricales order.