Entoloma aprile

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Entoloma aprile (Britzelm.) Sacc. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 3–6cm across, convex with a distinct umbo; dark brown when moist, drying paler grey-brown. Stem 30–70×5–10mm; whitish to pale grey-brown; becoming hollow, lined. Flesh whitish-grey, firm; taste and smell mealy. Gills sinuate; whitish-grey, finally tinged pink. Spores 9–12×7.5–10¼, angularly subglobose. Spore print salmon-pink. Habitat amongst bushes and deciduous trees; spring. Rare. Suspect best avoided.

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