Agaric Fungus (Collybia maculata) - Stock Image

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Spotted Collybia Gefleckter Rübling Collybie tachetée Spotted Toughshank Collybia maculata (A. & S. ex Fr.) Kummer syn. Rhodocollybia maculata (A. & S. ex Fr.) Singer Cap 4-10cm across, flattened-convex; white, soon becoming spotted with tan-brown to rust spots on aging or bruising, finally may become brown overall; smooth, dry. Gills attached to almost free, very crowded; white becoming spotted rust-brown. Stem 50-100 x 8-12mm, equal to slightly swollen at base, hollow; similarly colored to cap; often with rooting base. Flesh tough; white. Odor pleasant. Taste bitter. Spores globose, smooth, 4-6 x 3-5µ. Deposit cream to pale pink. Habitat often gregarious in mixed woodlands. Found from Quebec to North Carolina. Season July-November. Not edible due to toughness and rather unpleasant flavor. (source R. Phillips).

This Species is quite Common in the Dutch Woods.

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