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Remarks (internal):Entoloma sericatum can be confused in the field with E. nidorosum, especially when the smell is distinctly nitrous. However, when cut the smell usually turns into distinctly farinaceous. More important differences are the shape of the pileus, that usually is umbonate, the sordid greyish tinges in the stipe and the encrusting pigments in the pileipellis.
Entoloma sericatum is frequently found in dark, moist places in deciduous forest, and is a relatively stout fungus.
 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Entoloma sericatum (Britz.) Sacc. (tav. 18, fig. 71)
Agaricus sericatus Britz., Bot. ZbL 15/17: 8. 1893: Entoloma sericatum (Britz.) Sacc.. Syll. fung. 11: 45. 1895; Rhodophyllus sericatus (Britz.) Favre, Ass. long. Hants Marais: 54. 1948. Entoloma sericatum forma saliciphilum Noordel., Persoonia 11: 203. 1981. Rhodophyllus svrcekii Pilàt in Ceska Mykol. 23: 10. 1969.
Bibl.: Favre in Bull. trimest. Soc. mycol. Fr. 53: 273-277, fig. 2. 1937; Noordeloos in Persoonia 11: 201-205; Noordeloos in Bas & al., Fl. agar. neerl., vol. I: 105-106, fig. 70, 71. 1988: Noordeloos in Beitr. Kenntn. Pilze Mitteleur. 5: 45-46 1989.
Tipizzazione - Hototypus: non esiste; località di raccolta del tipo: Bayern, presso Augsburg, Germania.
Pileus 15-90 mm broad, conical or hemispherical then expanding to plano-convex, usually with low, broad umbo, more rarely slightly depressed at centre, with inflexed then deflexed or straight margin, hygrophanous, when moist pale to moderately dark yellow-brown or grey­-brown, translucently striate up to half the radius, pallescent on drying to pale brown, smooth, glabrous or with small white-fibrillose patches, especially towards margin of young and fresh soecimens. Lamellae, L = 25-45, l = 3-7, moderately crowded, adnate, with decurrent tooth or emarginate, arcuate then segmentiform, or (sub)ventricose, white then pink with concolorous, eroded edge. Stipe 40-120 x 3-15 mm, cylindrical, flexuose, sometimes deeply rooting in substratum, fistulose, very pale brown, silvery white striate lengthwise, apex often cistinctly pruinose, downwards smooth, base white tomentose. Context concolorous with surface in cortex, whitish in inner parts, brittle. Smell spontaneously often subnitrous or weak. but often (sub-)farinaceous when broke or cut.
Spores 8.0-10.5 x 6.5-8.0 µm, Q= 1.05-1.3, 5-6-angled in side-view with relatively weak angles. Basidia 4-spored, clamped. Lamella edge fertile. Cystidia absent. Pileipellis an xocutis of narrow, 2.5-8 µm wide, cylindrical hyphae. Pigment minutely encrusting in pileipellis and the narrow hyphae of upper pileitrama, scattered also with pale, intracellular pigment. Clamps abundant in all tissues.
Habitat: in moist places in deciduous forest, (Alnus, Salix, Betula, Quercus, Fagus, sometimes growing in Sphagnum or other thick moss-carpets; Aug.-Nov.
Distribution: Wide-spread and locally common all over Europe.
 
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