Hygrophorus dichrous

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Hygrophorus dichrous Kühner & Romagn. (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 5–7cm across, convex with slight umbo; olive-brown with darker centre; slimy. Stem 50–80×10–18mm; white, covered with thick, brownish gluten below the ring-like zone. Flesh white; thick; smell distinct. Gills adnate-decurrent; white. Spores 9–13×5–7.5¼, broadly ovoid. Spore print white. Habitat in deciduous woods; autumn. Rare. Edible good.