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Hebeloma crustuliniforme   (Poison Pie)
North America, Europe
Cap 2-10 cm diameter, stem 4-7 cm tall * 1-2 cm thick
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Hebeloma crustuliniforme, also known as Poison Pie, is a medium to large agaric with buff or tan, greasy cap, clay gills and a stoutish, pale stem. Young gills have watery droplets on the edges. It grows single to grouped, sometimes in fairy rings on soil under conifers or hardwoods.

Cap buff to pale tan, convex then umbonate with an inrolled cap margin until old. Gills pale grey-brown and exude droplets in moist conditions, adnate or adnexed, crowded. Spores are rust colored. Stem whitish, fairly stout, more or less equal, granular towards the apex and the thick flesh is white. The mushroom has no ring.

Hebeloma crustuliniforme on the First Nature Web site.
Hebeloma crustuliniforme on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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