Entoloma sericeum, also known as Silky Pinkgill, is a small agaric that has a dark brownish-grey cap and stem, with pale gills. It grows solitary, or in small trooping groups typically in the open, in grassy areas or on open moorland.
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 colour as the cap or more pallid. Gills
sinuate; pale grey at first, becoming pinkish grey and eventually brown. Spores
are pink. Stem
same colour as cap, more pallid at the apex and base, silky fibrillose, more or less equal, base slightly swollen. The mushroom has no ring.
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.
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