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Hebeloma mesophaeum   (Veiled Poisonpie)
North America, Europe
Cap 2.5-4.5 cm diameter, stem 4-7 cm tall * 0.3-0.4 cm thick

Hebeloma mesophaeum, also known as Veiled Poisonpie, is a smallish agaric that has a convex to broadly umbonate grey-brown cap with a pale margin and pale brown stem. It grows solitary or in small groups on soil, mostly with conifers in late summer to autumn. The mushroom is moderately poisonous.

Cap dry, or slightly greasy, gray-brown, darker chocolate-brown toward center with pallid whitish margin decorated with fibrous velar remnants when young. Gills notched, medium spaced and pale brown coloured. Spores are rust colored. 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.

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

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