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Entoloma sericeum   (Silky Pinkgill)
Family
Entolomataceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 2-4 cm diameter, stem 2-7 cm tall * 0.15-0.5 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
This small agaric has a dark brownish grey cap and stem, with pale gills. It grows solitary, or in small trooping groups on soul in grass and on open moorland.

Cap initially conical, developing an umbo as it becomes broadly convex; hygrophanous, darker brown when wet and much paler, often streaky buff when dry; surface smooth with silky radial fibrils. Flesh same color as cap or more pallid. Gills sinuate; pale grey at first, becoming pinkish grey and eventually brown. Spores are pink. Stem same color as cap, more pallid at the apex and base, silky fibrillose, more or less equal, base slightly swollen. The mushroom has no ring.

Similar species There are several Entoloma species that are similar in appearance, such as Entoloma cetratum, which is warmer honey brown and Entoloma conferendum which has star-shaped spores.

Entoloma sericeum on the www.first-nature.com web site.



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