Hygrophorus mesotephrus

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Hygrophorus mesotephrus

With beech and oak. 26 September 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Bell shaped, expanding with age, sometimes with a depression or a bump at the centre, very slimy, centre dark brown, margin pale brown to whitish, about 2 to 4 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, distant, white

Stem

Cylindrical, dry and scaly at the apex, slimy below, whitish to pale brown

Flesh

White

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Late summer to early winter

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

In woods with beech and oak

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (8.5-12) x (5.5-7.5) µm2

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

The two collections shown are from the same site

Additional Photographs

Hygrophorus mesotephrus

With beech and oak. 10 October 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hygrophorus mesotephrus

26 September 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hygrophorus mesotephrus

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 26 September 2015 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin