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Hebeloma crustuliniforme, also known as Poison Pie, is a medium to large agaric mushroom with a buff or tan, greasy cap, clay-coloured gills, and a stoutish, pale stem. The young gills of this species feature watery droplets along their edges. It typically grows either singly or in groups, occasionally forming fairy rings on the forest floor beneath conifers or hardwood trees.
pale buff to ochre, slightly darker in the centre. It is initially convex, becoming broadly umbonate. When wet, the caps of this mushroom are slightly greasy. The cap has an inrolled margin as young. Gills
pale grey-brown and exude droplets in moist conditions, crowded, attached to the stem, often by a notch. Stem
whitish, fairly stout, more or less equal, granular towards the apex and the thick flesh is white. The stem has no ring. Spore print
The spores are almond-shaped, measuring 9-13 x 5.5-7.5μm, and have a surface covered in small warts.
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