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Baeospora myosura     

Not many gill fungi utilize conifer cones as their only food source.  Baeospora is one of the most common and widespread of the cone-loving species in Ontario.   It only fruits during prolonged wet weather and often on cones that are partially buried.

Caps are 0.5-2 cm across , convex becoming flat, smooth, tan, and fading to whitish. Gills are attached, narrow,  close, and white to pale tan. Stalks are up to 5 cm tall, slender, fuzzy, and whitish to tan. Spore prints are   white. Widespread and common, this delicate mushroom fruits on spruce cones during prolonged wet periods.   See also Pine Cone Fungus Auriscalpium

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