Hypholoma lateritium

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Hypholoma lateritium

1 November 2013 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Brick Caps

Cap

Convex, centre brick red, margin whitish to pale red and decorated with veil remnants, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, pale yellow then olive brown

Stem

Equal, scaly, whitish to pale yellow, reddish towards the base

Flesh

Pale yellow, brown in stem base

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Bitter

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On stumps and dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

Chocolate-brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal (6-8) x (3-4.5) µm2. Basidia 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia hair shaped. Gill face cystidia club shaped.

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Hypholoma lateritium

1 November 2013 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Hypholoma lateritium

29 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin