Pimple Pinkgill

Entoloma hebes

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Pimple Pinkgill Entoloma hebes (Romagn.) Trimbach (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, bell-shaped with prominent umbo; dark sepia to dirty grey-brown, drying pale ochre-tan, the umbo darker brown. Stem 70–150×2–5mm with a slightly thickened base; concolorous with cap or paler; covered in fine white down at the base. Flesh thin; greyish-brown; smell distinctly of cucumber. Gills whitish then pale pinkish-brown. Spores 11–14×7–8¼, angular. Spore print pink. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, hair-like, with obtuse apices. Habitat amongst grass or in mixed woodland; autumn. Occasional. Not edible. Note in my first book I named this Nolanea hirtipes.