Entoloma politum

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Entoloma politum

Identified by David Harries. 3 October 2015 Hampshire . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, often with a central depression, colour variable, yellowish brown, dark grey brown, sepia or cream, hygrophanous, drying paler, radially lined, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Adnate, or emarginate, broad, distant, pale becoming pink with age

Stem

Cylindrical or tapered, smooth to fibrillose, greyish to grey brown

Flesh

Firm, colour as per surface

Smell

Usually nitrous, but sometimes indistinct

Taste

Indistinct, or unpleasant, petroleum-like

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In deciduous woods favouring willow and alder

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores angular, 5 to 6 sides (8-10) x (7-8) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored, clamped. Gill cystidia absent. Pileipellis composed of cyclindrical hyphae. Clamps present in all tissues.

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

'politum' means polished

Additional Photographs

Entoloma politum

Identified by David Harries. 3 October 2015 Hampshire . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin