Hygrophorus eburneus

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Hygrophorus eburneus

11 October 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, then flattened, extremely slimy, white, about 3 to 7 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, broad, distant, white to pale cream

Stem

Scurfy, viscid, becoming stuffed or hollow, white

Flesh

White

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In deciduous woods, usually with Beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-8) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Edible, poor

Additional Photographs

Hygrophorus eburneus

11 October 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin