Bolbitius reticulatus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Bolbitius reticulatus (Pers.) Ricken syn. Pluteolus aleuriatus (Fr.) P. Karst. (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 1.5–4cm across, flattened convex; lilaceous-grey, striate; viscid. Stem 25–40×2–3mm, often swollen at base; white. Flesh whitish; thin. Gills whitish at first then pink, finally cinnamon. Spores 9–10.5×4–5¼, narrowly elliptical. Spore print rust. Habitat on rotting sawdust, branches, and stumps of deciduous trees; autumn. Occasional. Unknown edibility, avoid.

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