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The cap and stalk


Less than 5 cm


With veil (Cortina)



Spore print





Hebeloma monticola Vesterh. 1989


Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetideae

Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae
Genus: Hebeloma

Subgenus: Hebeloma
Section: Hebeloma

Henning Knudsen & Jan Vesterholt
Funga Nordica 2012
Henry J. Beker, Ursula Eberhardt, Jan Vesterholt
Fungi Europaei 14 - Hebeloma (Fr.) P. Kumm., 2016
72, 157, 756
Jan Vesterholt
The genus HEBELOMA 2005

Scientific name: Hebeloma monticola Vesterh. 1989
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 01.06.2016:
Habit of Growth: Mycorrhiza
Protection: Mushroom is not protected
Trees: Betula (Birch)d0d0d0 , Picea (Spruce)d1d1d1 , Salix (Willow)d2d2

Detailed description

Cap: 2-5,5 cm across, first hemispherical to convex, plane or even depressed, sometimes viscid to nearly dry, clay buff to dark brick in center, toward margin clay buff to pale pink buff, not hygrophanous, with or without remnants of universal veil near the cup margin, margin is wavy.
Hymenophore: lamellae are first whitish, later dark pinkish buff to clay buff, emarginate or narrow to broadly adnate, broad, crowded, edge is paler, fimbriate, with or without minute droplets.
Spore print: brown
Spore: amygdaliform to ovoid, 9,5-12,9 x 5,3-7,2 μm
Stem: 2,5-10 x 0,2-0,6 cm, cylindric or sometimes widened toward the base, fibrillose, on top floccose, pale cream, later from the base turning clay yellow brown.
Flesh: white to pale brownish, in cup if it is water soaked clay buff, on stem against base clay buff, taste is mild to little bitter or radish like, odor is faint to strongly radish like or little aromatic.
Habitat: in mountain areas under willlow, sometimes also in lowland in birch forests, grows from summer to late summer.
Edibility: inedible

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