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  • Entoloma griseum Mushroom
    Ref No: 7704
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    Entoloma griseum2 Mushroom
    Ref No: 7705
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    location: North America
    edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
    fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
    normal size: Less than 5cm
    cap type: Convex to shield shaped
    spore colour: Pink
    habitat: Grows in woods

    Entoloma griseum (Pk.) Hesler Cap 4-5cm across, convex with a small umbo, becoming flatter, sometimes with a depression, and somewhat upturned in age, umber or grayish, fawn brown; hygrophanous with a lined margin when wet and minutely scaly all over. Gills adnexed, crowded, medium broad; grayish white to nut brown. Stem 60-100 x 3-4mm, hollow, fragile, slightly tapering upward; silky white with dingy brown tinges. Flesh thin; dark. Odor mild. Taste mealy. Spores angular spheroid, generally 5-6 sided, 9-12 x 7-9. Deposit cinnamon. No pleurocystidia or cheilocystidia. Habitat on soil and sphagnum in very damp woods. Found in northeastern North America, south to Tennessee. Season August-September. Not edible.

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