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The cap and stalk


5 - 15 cm


Simple stem



Spore print

pink to brown




Hebeloma pallidoluctuosum Gröger & Zschiesch. 1984


Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetideae

Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae
Genus: Hebeloma

Subgenus: Hebeloma
Section: Sacchariolentia

Bruno Cetto
I fungi dal vero vol. 3, 1979
Egon Horak
Röhrlinge und Blӓtterpilze in Europa, 2005
Henry J. Beker, Ursula Eberhardt, Jan Vesterholt
Fungi Europaei 14 - Hebeloma (Fr.) P. Kumm., 2016
J.Breitenbach / F. Kränzlin
Pilze der Schweiz 5, 2000
R. Courtecuisse & B. Duhem
Mushrooms & Toadstools of Britain & Europe, 1994

Scientific name: Hebeloma pallidoluctuosum Gröger & Zschiesch. 1984
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 01.06.2016:
Hebeloma latifolium Gröger & Zschiesch. 1981
Hebeloma sacchariolens var. pallidoluctuosum (Gröger & Zschiesch.) Quadr. 1987
Habit of Growth: Mycorrhiza
Protection: Mushroom is not protected

Detailed description

Cap: 2-6 cm across, first hemispherical, later convex to plane, obtuse umbonate, smooth, weakly hygrophanous, if wet lubricous, if dry butyraceous, light ocher to yellow ocher in center, toward the margin paler or light creamy, margin is even and acute, without velar remnants.
Hymenophore: lamellae are first cream ocher, later gray to pink brown, strinkingly broad, narrow to broadly attached, often projecting beyond the margin, edges are whitish ciliate.
Spore print: reddish brown
Spore: citriform, moderately verrucose, 10-14,5 x 5,2-8 μm
Stem: 3-8 x 0,4-0,8 cm, cylindric, fragile, solid, longitudinally whitish fibrillose if young, later browning from the base upward.
Flesh: cream to gray white, in stem and sometimes in cup first brownish later blackening, thin, odor is obtrusively sweetish, taste is little bitter, unspleasant.
Habitat: gregarious in mossy grass near birch and willow, grows from summer to fall.
Edibility: inedible
Remarks: similar with Hebeloma sacchariolens, which spores are not citriform.

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