Name: Entoloma rhodopolium (Fr.) P. Kumm.
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Nomenclature:

Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Entoloma rhodopolium

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Citation: Führ. Pilzk. (Zerbst): 98 (1871)

Deprecated Synonyms: Agaricus rhodopolius

Classification:

Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Entolomataceae

Genus: Entoloma

Species: Entoloma rhodopolium

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Brief Description: [See More | Edit]

Cap: 3-12 cm; convex, sometimes with a slight central bump, becoming broadly convex, broadly bell-shaped, or nearly flat; becoming thin and fragile; bald; sticky when fresh; tan to pale yellow-brown or pale grayish brown, fading and drying out to grayish or almost whitish; the margin faintly lined, at least by maturity.

Gills: Attached to the stem; close or nearly distant; white at first, becoming pink with maturity.

Stem: 4-10 cm long; 6-12 mm thick; more or less equal; fairly dry; bald, or very finely hairy at the apex; whitish; becoming hollow; basal mycelium white.

Flesh: Thin; fragile; whitish to very pale tan; unchanging when sliced.

Odor and Taste: Not distinctive, or mealy.

Chemical Reactions: KOH on cap surface negative.

Spore Print: Pink.

Microscopic Features: Spores 8-11 × 5-8 µ; 5- to 8-sided; heterodiametric; smooth; inamyloid. Hymenial cystidia absent. Pileipellis a thin ixocutis of hyaline, non-encrusted elements. Clamp connections present.

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