Entoloma pleopodium

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Entoloma pleopodium

1 November 2020 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Bell shaped, expanding with age, yellow brown, reddish brown or grey brown, translucently lined, centre darker and slightly depressed, to about 3 cm across

Gills

Adnate to free, broad, whitish then pink

Stem

Equal or slightly tapered, brown, base sometimes with a white pruina

Smell

Pleasant, aromatic, variously described as ripe pears, ripe apples, or bubble gum. Unpleasant when the flesh is crushed.

Taste

Unpleasant

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

With deciduous trees, often on nitrogen rich soil

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores angular, 5 to 6 sides (8-11.5) x (6.5-8) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored, clamped. Gill cystidia absent.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Entoloma pleopodium

1 November 2020 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Entoloma pleopodium

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 1 November 2020 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin