The Gypsy Scientific name:Cortinarius caperatus (Pers.) Fr. 1838 Synonyms:Species Fungorum 07.11.2016: Agaricus caperatus Pers. 1796 Dryophila caperata (Pers.) Quél. 1886 Pholiota caperata (Pers.) Gillet 1874 Rozites caperatus (Pers.) P. Karst. 1879 Togaria caperata (Pers.) W.G. Sm. 1908 Habit of Growth:
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, Pinus (Pine)
Cap: 5-12 cm across, first convex, becoming broadly convex, flat, or somewhat bell-shaped, dry, usually wrinkled, when young with a grayish to whitish, Kleenex-like coating of fibers, especially over the center, pale yellowish at first, but soon yellowish brown, often with a pale margin.
Hymenophore: first are lamellae pale, later becoming brown, covered by a white partial veil when young.
Spore print: brown
Spore: elliptical with warts, 10,2-13,5 x 7-9 μm
Stem: 5-12 x 1-2 cm, thick at the apex, equal or slightly swollen at the base, dry, whitish or pale, with a thick white ring at the midsection, sometimes with a whitish covering near the base.
Flesh: soft, yellowish, odor and taste pleasant.
Habitat: often gregariously in conifers, hardwoods, and bushes between blueberrys, grows from summer to fall.