Hebeloma theobrominum

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Mushrooms

By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Hebeloma theobrominum Quadr. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 4–6cm across, convex; dark tan to cocoa-brown; greasy. Stem 50–80×5–10mm; white. Flesh white; taste bitter, smell faintly of radish. Gills white at first, later milky coffee. Spores 7–11×4.5–5.5¼, almond-shaped, virtually smooth. Spore print brown. Cheilocystidia clavate with apex about 6¼ wide, thin-walled, hyaline. Habitat in grassy coniferous woods; autumn. Rare. Unknown edibility. Note in my first book I wrongly named this fungus H. truncatum.

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