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Remarks (internal):Entoloma ameides is distinctive because of its relatively pale colour and strong, aromatic smell. In central Europe it is to be found in xerophytic grasslands on calcareous soil, but also frequently in open, sun-lit spots in deciduous forest on calcareous loan (jura). In the atlantic regions, however, it can also be found in more acid, moist hayfields. Entoloma sacchariolens is close, but darker, and has a strongly shining-lustrous pileal surface. Microscopically it is distinguished on account of the occurence of cheilocystidia 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Entoloma ameides (B. & Br.) Sacc. (tav. 32a, fig. 117)
Agaricus ameides B. & Br., Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., ser. III, 15: 315. 1865 (Not. Br. Fungi 999); Rhodophyllus ameides (B. & Br.) Quél., Enchir. Fung.: 58. 1886; Entoloma ameides (B. & Br.) Sacc., Syll. Fung. 5: 686. 1887.
Icon.: Cooke, Ill. Brit. Fungi, pl. 329(341). 1886; Einhellinger in Ber. Bayer. bot. Ges. 41, pl. 9a, llc. 1969; Einhellinger in Ber. Bayer. bot. Ges. 52, pl. l . 1981; Konrad & Maublanc, Ic. sel. Fung., pl. 192. 1925.
Bibl.: Einhellinger in Ber. Bayer. bot. Ges. 41: 102-103, figs. 17, 21. 1969; Konrad in Bull.
260 trimest Soc. mycol. Fr. 41: 45-46. 1925, ibid. 45: 52. 1929; Noordeloos in Persoonia 10: 473-474, fig. 19. 1980; Noordeloos in Bas & al., Fl. agar. neerl., vol. 1: 128, fig. 106. 1987; F. H. Möller, Fung. Faeroes 1: 248. 1945.
Holotypus: Berkeley & Broome, sett. 1863, Bodelwyddan, Flintshire, Wales, Gran Bretagna (K).
Pileus 12-55 mm broad, conico-convex, conical or hemispherical at first, then expanding, with margin involute at first, then straight, hygrophanous, when moist translucently striate up to half the radius, pale isabelline-ochraceous, greyish ochraceous to grey brown, pallescent on drying, smooth, glabrous, shining when dry. Lamellae, L = 20-35, l = 1-3, moderately distant, emarginate to almost free, rarely adnate, segmentiform to ventricose, pale grey then pink, finally dark reddish brown or reddish grey, with eroded, concolorous edge. Stipe 30-90 x 2-8 mm, cylindrical or distinctly broadened towards base, straight or flexuose, pale isabella-ochraceous like the dry pileus, fibrillose-striate lengthwise. Context concolorous with surface in cortex, pallid in inner parts. Smell strong, like amylacetate, reminiscent of the smell of Hebeloma sacchariolens, sometimes weak, depending on the temperature. Taste unpleasant, rancid or soapy.
Spores 9.5-10.5(-11) x 7-8 µm, Q= 1.15-1.4, subisodiametrical to heterodiametrical, 5-6­angled in side-view with pronounced angels. Basidia 4-, rarely also 2-spored, clamped. Lamella edge fertile. Cystidia absent. Pileipellis a thin cutis of narrow, cylindrical, 1.5-6 µm wide hyphae. Pigment pallid, minutely encrusting the hyphae of pileipellis and upper pileitrama. Clamps present in hymenium, elsewhere rare or absent.
Habitat: In grasslands, meadows, etc, on rather base-rich soil as well as in acid hay-fields; summer-autumn.
Distribution: Wide-spread in northern and western Europe, also in central Europe, but apparently rare.

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