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Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Entoloma sericatum (Britz.) Sacc., Syll. Fung. 11: 45. 1895.
Agaricus sericatus Britz. in Bot. Zbl. 15/17: 8. 1893 (Hymenomyc. Südbayern 9); Rhodophyllus sericatus (Britz.) J. Favre, Assoc. Fong. Hauts-Marais: 54. 1948.
var. sericatum - Fig. 70.
Sel. descr. & figs. -J. Favre, Assoc. Fong. Hauts-Marais: 54. 1948; Noordel. in Persoonia 11: 201-203, fig. 19. 1981.
Pileus 15-70 mm, conical or hemispherical then expanding to piano-convex or applanate, usually with low, broad umbo, with slightly involute margin when young, straight when old, strongly hygrophanous, when moist pale to moderately dark brown (Mu. 10 YR 5/4, 6/4 rarely 3/4) not very much paler towards margin, translucently striate up to half the radius, strongly pallescent on drying to pale brown (10 YR 7/4, 8/4), smooth, glabrous or with small arachnoid-fibrillose patches at margin when young and fresh. Lamellae, L = 25-45,1= 3-7, moderately crowded, broadly adnate with slight decurrent tooth or emarginate, arcuate, then segmentiform, rarely ventricose, white then pink (10 YR 8/3; 7/5 YR 8/2, 8/4) with entire or eroded, concolorous edge. Stipe 45-110 x 3-10 mm, cylindrical, slightly broadened towards base or somewhat rooting, often flexuose, very pale brown, densely silvery fibrillose-striate, at apex sometimes pruinose, white tomentose at base, fistulose. Context brittle, rarely firm in stipe. Smell spontaneously slightly nitrous, soon more or less farinaceous. Taste unpleasant, rancid-farinaceous.
Spores 8.0-10.0 x 6.5-8.0 µm, Q = 1.05-1.3, Qav = 1.2, rounded 5-6-angled in side-view. Basidia 25-42 x 8.5-15 µm, 4-spored, clamped. Lamella edge fertile. Cystidia absent. Pileipellis a thin cutis of narrow, cylindrical, 2.5-8 µm wide hyphae. Pigment minutely incrusting in the hyphae of pileipellis, in addition very pale brown intracellular in upper layers of pileitrama. Clamp-connections abundant in all tissues.
Habitat & distr. - In groups, in swamp-forests of Alnus and Fraxinus, in pure Alnus-stands or in Benda forest, sometimes along Sphagnum. Wide-spread in N.\ Europe, not uncommon. July-Nov.
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