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Hypholoma Sublateritium

Hypholoma sublateritium

Brick Top

Cap or Pileus - Brick red, with pale yellowish border. Surface covered with fine silky fibres. Fleshy, firm, moist. 2 1/2-4 inches broad.

Stem or Stipe - Creamy when young, lower part slightly tinged with red. Hollow or stuffed. Silky fibres on the surface. 2 1/2-4 inches long.

Gills or Lamellae - Creamy when young, olive when old. Attached to stem at inner extremity. Rather narrow, crowded, unequal.

Ring or Annulus - None. Remnants of veil often seen on edge of cap.

Spores - Brown.

Flesh - Creamy, firm, bitter.

Time - September.

Habitat - The specimen photographed grew in clusters on a mossy stump in the open.