Champ. France hyménomyc., p. 538. 1876.
Common Name: none
Cap 1.0-4.0 cm broad, convex, nearly plane in age, the disc sometimes slightly depressed, margin striate, often with adhering veil fragments; surface minutely hairy, hygrophanous, at first hazel-brown, then tawny-brown, finally fading to dingy-cream; flesh thin, fragile, pale buff; odor fungal, taste mild.
Gills close, adnate to subdecurrent, moderately broad, pale buff-brown, becoming cinnamon-brown in age.
Stipe 1-5 cm tall, 0.2-0.7 cm thick, equal, rounded to flattened, hollow, smooth, dingy buff-brown, cottony white mycelium at the base; veil evanescent, leaving scattered fragments on the cap margin.
Spores 7-8 x 4.5-5 µm, oval to elliptical, smooth; spore print pale orange-brown.
Solitary to gregarious on woody debris, e.g., sticks, bark, wood chips, sawdust etc.; fruiting from early fall to late winter.
Unknown. Too small and insignificant to be of culinary value.
Tubaria furfuracea is a small mushroom that is characterized by a tawny-brown hygrophanous cap, a striate cap margin, usually subdecurrent gills, and a pale rusty-brown spore print. It often fruits in vast numbers in its favored habitat wood chips, with Psathyrella gracilis and Hypholoma aurantiaca. Indeed, Psathyrella gracilis resembles it in size and also has a hygrophanous cap but it is grey-brown rather than orange-brown in color. Tubaria confragosa is similar to T. furfuracea but has an annulus or fibrillose zone on the stipe.
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