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Entoloma sericeum   (Silky Pinkgill)
North America, Europe
Cap 2-4 cm diameter, stem 2-7 cm tall * 0.15-0.5 cm thick
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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.

Cap initially conical-shaped, developing an umbo as it becomes broadly convex, hygrophanous, greyish brown, darker at the centre, often streaky buff when dry. The surface is 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. Stem same colour as cap, more pallid at the apex and base, silky fibrillose, more or less equal, base slightly swollen. It has no ring. Spore print pink.

Microscopic Features: The spores are typically 7-10.5 x 6.5-9.5 μm in size and have a pentagonal or hexagonal shape when viewed from the side.

Entoloma sericeum on the web site.

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