Rhodocybe popinalis

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Rhodocybe popinalis (Fr.) Singer syn. Clitocybe popinalis (Fr.) Bres. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–6cm across, flat to centrally depressed; light to dark, dirty grey-brown or brown; often cracking. Stem 15–25Γ—5–10mm; paler than the cap. Flesh pallid; taste mealy then bitter, smell strongly mealy. Gills grey. Spores 6.5–7Γ—6ΒΌ, subglobose; finely warted. Spore print pink. Habitat usually on sand dunes; late summer. Uncommon. Unknown edibility.

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