Hygrophorus hypothejus

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Hygrophorus hypothejus

23 October 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Herald of the Winter

Cap

Convex, then flattened, sometimes depressed, slimy, margin lined, dark brown, sometimes with orange tinges, sometimes with a pale margin, to about 6 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, broad, fairly distant, pale yellow

Stem

Fibrous, slimy below an apical ring like zone, pale yellow sometimes with a pale orange tinge

Flesh

Firm, pale yellow, bruising pale orange

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn, usually late in the season hence the common name

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In Pine woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-10) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Edible, poor

Additional Photographs

Hygrophorus hypothejus

23 October 2008 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin