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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

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. The mushroom is moderately poisonous.

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 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.

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