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Hebeloma mesophaeum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Dunkelscheibiger Fälbling, Sötétlábú fakógomba, Veiled Poisonpie
Hebeloma mesophaeum Mushroom
Ref No: 7877
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy), Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Hebeloma mesophaeum (Pers.) Quél
Dunkelscheibiger Fälbling Veiled Poisonpie Sötétlábú fakógomba. Cap 2–4.5cm across, convex then expanded, yellowish-brown, darker tan to date-brown at the centre, viscid when moist, margin covered in white fibrous remains of veil in young specimens. Stem 40–70 x 4mm, whitish above, with a poorly developed fibrillose ring zone, brownish towards the base. Flesh white in cap, brownish towards stem base. Taste bitter, smell strongly of radish. Gills clay-brown. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, hyaline, elongate-cylindric with obtuse apex, base often slightly enlarged. Spore print rusty-clay. Spores elliptic, very minutely punctate, 8–10 x 5–6um. Habitat damp woodland, often on burnt ground. Season late summer to early winter. Occasional. Edibility unknown –avoid, as many Hebelomas contain toxins. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 14 December 2010

Gdansk Wrzeszcz Poland
Hebeloma mesophaeum
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