Entoloma conferendum

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Entoloma conferendum (Britzelm.) Noordel. syn. Nolanea staurospora Bres. syn. Rhodophyllus staurosporus (Bres.) J.E. Lange (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, convex with an indistinct umbo; dark brown, reddish-brown, or greyish, hygrophanous, drying pallid; striate when moist. Stem 20–60×1–3mm; paler than the cap; covered in long, silky, whitish fibrils. Flesh concolorous; smell mealy. Gills almost free; whitish at first then pink. Spores 9–10×7–9¼, quadrangular to stellate. Spore print pink. Habitat in grassland and open woodland; autumn. Very common. Not edible.