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Description:Habit mycenoid to phaeocollybioid (Phaeocollybia-like). Veils absent (gymnocarpic development). Pileus 5–30 mm, hemispherical-conical, obtusely to acutely conical, bell-shaped, umbonate or papillate. Lamellae adnexed to narrowly adnate. Stipe 15–70 × 0.5–2 mm, cylindrical, often tapering towards the base (but without pseudorhiza), typically cartilagineous-elastic, tough, corneus (horny) (Marasmius cohaerens-like), shiny, gradually darkening (reddish-brown to blackish) from base upwards, with tawny basal strigosity. Spore deposit greyish-brown, pale hazel brown to milky coffee brown with light purple hues. Spores ovoid to ellipsoid, often somewhat inequilateral, smooth or minutely punctate-verruculose, without a germ pore, thin- to thick-walled, almost hyaline or faintly brownish under light microscope, binucleate, walls cyanophilous, inamyloid or dextrinoid. Basidia clavate, usually 4-spored. Cheilocystidia present, thick-walled, Inocybe-like, often with hyaline crystals at apex and slightly amyloid at apex, or thin-walled and inamyloid. Pleurocystidia absent, if present then only as thick-walled elements. Hymenophoral trama regular, consisting of parallel hyphae. Pileipellis a thin ixocutis with parietal pigment. Clamp-connections present. Saprotrophic on wood debris, Northern Hemisphere, mostly temperate to boreal. Genera included: Mythicomyces and Stagnicola. 
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