Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Entoloma clypeatum forma clypeatum


Entoloma clypeatum forma clypeatum - Hat diameter 30 to 120 mm, hygrophanous; young conical, later convex, flat, undulated in old age; In the middle, often a distinct, wide hump. Surface smooth, naked, slightly sticky when wet and silky, rough-filament when dry. Colors are very variable: when dry - off-white, gray-brown; when wet - brown, dark brown, with olive tint; fades zoned. The shore is slightly rolled up after the youth, later straight; when wet, slightly striated from translucent plaques. During the dry period, the entire hat may be radially cracked. Sporocarps that grow very close to each other are sometimes deformed.

Gills broad, dense, of various length, sinuate; the color of an off-white dirt, with age pink, salmon, brown-red; uneven, wavy blades.

Stem 40 to 150 mm high, 4 to 30 mm thick; compact, full, even, straight, sometimes curved, base slightly widened. On the surface, longitudinally fibrillose or slightly furrowed, in the upper part draped; whitish, grayish, brownish.

Hard flesh, unchanging, white, grayish. The aroma and flavor of flour.

Occurrence: In alluvial forests, gardens, parks, meadows, pastures, undergrowth, by the roads; under the plants of the rosaceae family, e.g. hawthorn, blackthorn. It usually grows in groups, in crowded groups, from May to June, sometimes also in autumn. Quite common.

Value: Edible mushroom, be careful not to confuse with other poison bells.

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