Entoloma saepium

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Entoloma saepium (Noulet & Dass.) Richon & Roze (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–12cm across, bell-shaped, becoming expanded-convex with a distinct umbo; pallid ivory or yellowish-buff to pale grey-brown. Stem 20–50×10–24mm; white. Flesh white; firm; taste mealy, smell mealy or slightly rancid. Gills sinuate; dirty white, becoming pale pink. Spores 8.5–10×7.5–9¼, obscurely angularly subglobose. Spore print pink. Habitat with trees and bushes belonging to the Rosaceae, such as rose, hawthorn, cherry; late spring to summer. Uncommon. Not edible. Note in my first book I named this E. saundersii.