“Brown Roll-Rim”, “Common Roll-Rim”, “Poison Pax” {Paxillus involutus}

Range: widely distributed across the Northern Hemisphere.  It has been unintentionally introduced to AustraliaNew Zealand, and South America, where it has likely been transported in soil with European trees. Size: the fruit body grows up to 6 cm (2.4 in) high and has a funnel-shaped cap up to 12 cm (5 in) wide Time-of-Year: Late summer & autumn Substrate: A common mushroom of deciduous andconiferous woods and grassy areas Edibility: POISONOUS! Bibliography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paxillus_involutus Photos byDistance Everheart w/ special thanks to the 2012 U.C. Berkeley Fungus Fair!

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