Rhodocybe gemina

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Rhodocybe gemina (Fr.) Kuyper & Noordel. syn. R. truncata sensu auct. (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 5–10cm across, convex; flesh-coloured to reddish. Stem 30–50×8–15mm; pallid, creamy flesh-coloured. Flesh creamy white; firm; taste and smell mealy. Gills slightly decurrent; creamy. Spores 5–7.5×4–5¼, ellipsoid; finely warted. Spore print pinkish. Habitat in mixed woods; summer to autumn. Rare on Red Data List. Suspect avoid.