Author: Jan Scholten
Synonyme: Collybia dryophila; Agaricus dryophilus; Marasmius dryophilus; Omphalia dryophilus.
Name: dryophilus is Greek meaning "lover of oak trees".
German: Gemeine Waldfreund-Rübling; Waldfreund; Waldfreundrubling; Gemeiner Rübling.
Region: Europe, North America.
Content: anti-inflammatory beta-glucans.
Use: edible, but with tough stem.
Gymnopus dryophilus is a saprotrophic fungus. It has gills on hymenium; The cap is convex, ± 3 cm wide, russet to ochre. The hymenium is adnexed or free. The stipe is bald, bare, ± 8 cm long. The spore print is white to cream. It is generally saprophytic, occasionally also attacks living wood. The gills are thinly attached to the stem, whitish and crowded, and the spore powder is white.