Rhodocybe gemina

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Rhodocybe gemina

10 September 2020 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonymns

Rhodocybe truncata

Cap

Convex, then flattened, finely scaly, margin inturned and sometimes scalloped, pinkish brown, from about 3 cm to 10 cm across

Gills

Broad, emarginate to sub-decurrent, whitish to cream then pinkish, sometimes with brown spots

Stem

Cylindrical, sometimes expanded at the base, lined, whitish to pinkish brown

Flesh

Firm, whitish

Smell

Sweet, nutty, pleasant

Taste

Mealy

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

Usually on nitrogen rich soil in deciduous woods, more rarely with conifers, and very rarely on dunes with Leymus arenarius (Lyme grass)

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, broadly ellipsoidal, angular in some views, coarsely warty (4.5-7)x(3.5-5) µm2. Basidia club shaped, four spored. Gill edge cystidia cylindrical. Cap cuticle consisting of interwoven short celled hyphae about 4-8 µm wide.

Edibility

Unknown, avoid

Additional Photographs

Rhodocybe gemina

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

Rhodocybe gemina

22 October 2020 Hampshire . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Rhodocybe gemina

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 22 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Rhodocybe gemina

Cap cuticle hyphae in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 22 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin