Wood Pinkgill

Entoloma rhodopolium

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Wood Pinkgill Entoloma rhodopolium (Fr.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–7cm across, convex with a slight umbo, then expanded and often depressed; grey-brown to yellowish-buff, drying silky greyish. Stem 40–80×5–10mm; white to silky greyish. Flesh thin; white; taste and smell slightly mealy. Gills sinuate; whitish at first, becoming flesh-pink. Spores 8–10.5×7–8¼, angularly subglobose. Spore print pink. Habitat in deciduous woods; summer to autumn. Frequent. Poisonous causes gastric upsets.