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 Add this item to the list  Clitopilus subfrumentaceus, n. sp.
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Description:Clitopilus subfrumentaceus, n. sp.
Pileus 1¼ to 4 ins. (3 to 10 cm.) in diameter, irregularly convex, then more expanded or with the centre depressed, often distorted, sometimes with a small umbo, subfibrillosa, edge turned in when young, not shining, somewhat hygrophanous, Pinkish Cinnamon, Cinnamon, Sayal Brown, or Mikado Brown (xxix.) becoming paler. Gills adnate to adnate-decurrent, narrow, moderately close, edges sometimes irregularly serrate, rarely forking or anastomosing near the stem to form long narrow cells, Light Pinkish Cinnamon (xxix.). Stem 1½ to 2½ ins. (3.7 to 6.2 cm.) high, stout (up to ? in., 2.2 cm. thick), base swollen (1 in., 2.5 cm. thick), sometimes a little excentric. somewhat mealy or fibrillose, solid, pale fawny or biscuity whitish or white. Flesh watery semi-translucent becoming whitish. Slight smell of radishes. Spores obliquely pear-shaped, rather irregular, definitely tinted, 6.5 to 8.5 x 4.2 to 6 µm.
Densely caespitose under trees or amongst grass. S.A. - Mount Lofty Range, National Park. Vict. - Ararat. April to August.
The specific name has reference to its resemblance to Entoloma frumentaceum (Bull.) Berk.
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