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Entoloma alboumbonatum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

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  • Entoloma alboumbonatum Mushroom
    Ref No: 7699
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    location: North America
    edibility: Inedible
    fungus colour: Grey to beige
    normal size: Less than 5cm
    cap type: Conical or nearly so
    stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
    spore colour: Pink
    habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

    Entoloma alboumbonatum Hesler Cap 1-3.5cm across, broadly cone- or bell-shaped with a distinct umbo and an incurved margin; dull pinky-buff to pale pinky-cinnamon with a grayish tinge, the umbo whitish; hygrophanous, shining with silky hairs in radial lines. Gills narrowly adnate-ascending, close, medium broad; pale whitish to pale pinky-cinnamon. Stem 50-80 x 1-3mm, firm, tough, hollow, slightly enlarged at the base; grayish brown, paler toward the top, whitish mycelium at the base; dry, smooth but minutely hairy toward the top, splits easily lengthwise. Taste faintly mealy. Spores generally 4-sided, 8.5-10 x 7-8.5. Deposit pinkish. Pleurocystidia and cheilocystidia present. No caulocystidia. Habitat growing on the ground or in humus under deciduous trees and hemlock. Found in eastern North America. Season June-August. Not edible.

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