Bearded Seamine

Ripartites tricholoma

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Bearded Seamine Ripartites tricholoma (Alb. & Schwein.) P. Karst. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, convex, becoming flat then sunken in the centre, with an incurved margin becoming radially lined with long, coarse hairs; white; tacky to dry, with appressed, silky hairs. Stem 25–50×3mm; whitish to dingy ochre-brown; faint bloom to suede-like, fragile, hollow. Flesh very soft; pallid; taste mild, smell slight, not mealy. Gills adnate, close, broad; white, becoming dull pinkish-cinnamon. Spores 4–5×3.5–4¼, ovate to subglobose, warted. Spore print pale brown. Habitat on humus or very decayed wood in forests. Uncommon on Red Data List; late summer to autumn. Unknown edibility.