Rhodocybe gemina

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Rhodocybe gemina

10 September 2020 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonymns

Rhodocybe truncata

Cap

Convex, then flattened, finely scaly, margin inturned and sometimes scalloped, pinkish brown, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Broad, emarginate to sub-decurrent, whitish to cream then pinkish, sometimes with brown spots

Stem

Cylindrical, sometimes expanded at the base, lined, whitish to pinkish brown

Flesh

Firm, whitish

Smell

Sweet, nutty, pleasant

Taste

Mealy

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

Usually on nitrogen rich soil in deciduous woods, more rarely with conifers, and very rarely on dunes with Leymus arenarius (Lyme grass)

Spore Print

Pink

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, angular, warty (4.5-7)x(3.5-5) µm2

Edibility

Unknown, avoid

Additional Photographs

Rhodocybe gemina

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin