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The cap and stalk


Less than 5 cm


With veil (Cortina)



Spore print





Hebeloma nigellum Bruchet 1970


Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetideae

Order: Agaricales
Family: Hymenogastraceae
Genus: Hebeloma

Subgenus: Hebeloma
Section: Hebeloma

Egon Horak
Röhrlinge und Blӓtterpilze in Europa, 2005
Henning Knudsen & Jan Vesterholt
Funga Nordica 2012
Henry J. Beker, Ursula Eberhardt, Jan Vesterholt
Fungi Europaei 14 - Hebeloma (Fr.) P. Kumm., 2016
72, 161, 759
Jan Vesterholt
The genus HEBELOMA 2005
Meinhard Moser
Kleine Kryptogamenflora Band IIb/2, 1978
Rudolf Winkler
2000 Pilze, 1996

Scientific name: Hebeloma nigellum Bruchet 1970
Synonyms: Species Fungorum 01.06.2016:
Habit of Growth: Mycorrhiza
Protection: Mushroom is not protected
Trees: Salix (Willow)d0d0 , Salix herbacea (Dwarf willow)

Detailed description

Cap: 0,8-4 cm across, first hemispherical, later convex to expanded or little depressed, not umbonate, viscid to nearly dry, hygrophanous, dark do dark brick or dark brown, also nearly black, toward margin same colored or through cinnamon and clay buff to dark pinkish buff.
Hymenophore: lamellae are pale grayish, later clay buff, adnate to emarginate, crowded, broad, edge is under lens paler, fimbriate, without droplets.
Spore print: brown
Spore: amygdaliform to ovoid, 8,9-13,5 x 5,4-7,9 μm
Stem: 1,2-6 x 0,1-0,6 cm, cylindric, often subclavate, sparsely floccose above the cortina zone, in entire length fibrillose, sordid whitish to clay buff, later discoloring to dark brown from the base.
Flesh: in stem hollow, in cup dark, fading to cinnamon, in stem whitish, turning clay buff to dark from the base, odor is if cut radish like, taste is radish like or bitter.
Habitat: in bogs, sand dunes in arctic and alpine habitats, under willow, grows from summer to fall.
Edibility: inedible

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