Lyophyllum semitale

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Lyophyllum semitale

25 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, smooth, expanding with age, sometimes with a central bump, margin sometimes translucently lined, grey brown to sepia, bruising black, to about 7 cm across

Gills

Adnate or emarginate, cream to pale brown, turning black with age or on bruising

Stem

Cylindrical, greyish, turning black with age or on bruising

Flesh

Whitish, turning black on cutting

Smell

Mealy

Taste

Mealy

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

In coniferous woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

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

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

The specimens were identified using the keys and descriptions in Funga Nordica.

Additional Photographs

Lyophyllum semitale

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective and x2.5 projection lens. 25 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin