Hebeloma velutipes

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Hebeloma velutipes

With pine, spruce and birch. 26 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonymns

Hebeloma leucosarx

Cap

Convex, expanding with age with a broad central bump, viscid when moist, whitish to cream, pinkish buff or ochraceous, about 2 to 7 cm across

Gills

Fairly broad, crowded, emarginate, edge finely serrated and sometimes with droplets, whitish becoming clay buff, margin remaining pale

Stem

Equal or slightly bulbous at the base, whitish, finely scaly

Flesh

Whitish, ochraceous from the base upwards with age

Smell

Radish

Taste

Radish or bitter

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rarely recorded

Habitat

Usually with broadleaved trees, but also with conifers

Spore Print

Dark brick

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal or almond shaped, finely warty, strongly dextrinoid (9-13) x (5.5-7) µm2. Basidia club shaped, two to four spored. Gill edge cystidia slenderly club shaped, to about 12 µm wide, sometimes expanded at the base, sometimes forked.

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

Identified from the description in The Genus Hebeloma by Jan Vesterholt.

Additional Photographs

Hebeloma velutipes

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 26 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hebeloma velutipes

Gill edge cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 26 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin