Xeromphalina setulipes is a species of Mycenaceae fungus. First
collected in 2005, it was described and named in 2010 by Fernando
Esteve-Raventós and Gabriel Moreno, and is known only from oak forests
in Ciudad Real Province, Spain. The species produces mushrooms with dark
reddish-brown caps up to 15 millimetres (0.59 in) across, dark
purplish-brown stems up to 45 millimetres (1.8 in) in height and
distinctive, arched, brown gills. The mushrooms were found growing
directly from the acidic soil of the forest floor, surrounded by plant
waste, during November. Morphologically, the dark colour of the gills
and stem, lack of a strong taste, and characters of the cystidia (large
cells found on the mushrooms) are the most distinguishing
characteristics of X. setulipes. These features allow the species to be
readily distinguished from other, similar species. Its ecology and
habitat are also distinct, but it is unclear whether they can serve as
certain identifying characteristics. According to Esteve-Raventós and
colleagues, further analysis is required to accurately judge the
relationships between the species of Xeromphalina.
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