Hebeloma mesophaeum (Veiled Poisonpie)
Family
Bolbitiaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 2.5-4.5 cm diameter, stem 4-7 cm tall * 0.3-0.4 cm thick
Edibility
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Description
Hebeloma mesophaeum, commonly referred to as Veiled Poisonpie, is a relatively small agaric mushroom characterized by a convex to broadly umbonate grey-brown cap with a pale margin, accompanied by a pale brown stem. It typically grows individually or in small groups on soil, predominantly in the presence of conifers during the late summer to autumn season.

Cap dry, or slightly greasy, grey-brown, darker chocolate-brown toward center with pallid whitish margin decorated with fibrous velar remnants when young. Gills adnexed with a decurrent tooth, medium spaced and pale brown coloured. Flesh brownish, firm and stuffed. Stem pallid buff, becoming tinged brown with age, more or less equal, sometimes with a faint or more prominent ring zone. Spore print rust brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal, measuring 8-10 x 5-6┬Ám, and feature a fine warty texture.

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

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