Cream Pinkgill

Entoloma sericellum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cream Pinkgill Entoloma sericellum (Fr.) P. Kumm. syn. Leptonia sericella (Fr.) Barbier syn. Alboleptonia sericella (Fr.) Largent & R.G. Benedict (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 1–2cm across, conico-convex, expanding to almost flat, sometimes depressed at the centre; pale ochre-buff, drying whitish. Stem 15–25×2–4mm; concolorous with cap. Flesh thin; concolorous; smell mushroomy. Gills sinuate; white at first, then pale pink. Spore print pink. Spores 9–13×6–8.5¼, angularly oblong. Habitat in pasture, open woodland, and marshes; summer to autumn. Common. Not edible.