Secretory appendages of Conocybe lactea
The secretory appendages of C. lactea can paralyse and kill nematodes. The fungus, however, shows no interest in the bodies of the victims and does not attack and consume them as with the wood rotting Basidiomycota. Conocybe lactea (Dunce Cap) is a common and widely distributed lawn mushroom. Note the 'clamp connections' on the hyphae that confirm this is a species of the Basidiomycota.