Entoloma prunuloides

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Entoloma prunuloides

On unimproved grassland in a medieval open cast chalk mine. 9 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, expanding with age with a narrow central bump, smooth to fibrous, white, cream, grey or brown, about 3 to 7 cm across

Gills

Adnate emarginate, broad, white then pink

Stem

Club shaped, white, fibrous, sometimes with a yellow tinge at the base

Flesh

Whitish

Smell

Absent to strongly mealy

Taste

Strong, mealy

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On unimproved grassland

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores spherical, angular (6.5-9) x (6.5-8) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Gill cystidia absent.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Entoloma prunuloides

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 9 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Entoloma prunuloides

Gill edge in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 9 November 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin