Mousepee Pinkgill

Entoloma incanum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Mousepee Pinkgill Entoloma incanum (Fr.) Hesler syn. Leptonia incana (Fr.) Gillet (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, convex, often becoming centrally depressed, expanding to almost flat; yellow-brown to olive-brown, darker brown at the centre, striate at the margin. Stem 20–40Γ—1–3mm; yellowish-green, bruising blue-green; base covered in white down. Flesh thin, greenish; smell strong, of mice. Gills sinuate; greenish-white at first, becoming pale flesh-colour. Spores 11–14Γ—8–9ΒΌ, angularly oblong. Spore print pink. Habitat in grassland and on heaths, especially on chalk; late summer to late autumn. Occasional. Poisonous.

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