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Remarks (public):Entoloma ameides is a very rare species in the Netherlands. It seems to have a boreal-montane distribution in Europe.
The habit is rather variable. In the Netherlands, the slender form has been observed. The typical, entolomatoid form was excellently depicted by Cooke (Ill. Brit. Fungi: pl. 329 (341). 1886).
On account of habit and pigmentation. E. ameides belongs to sect. Papillata and close to E. sericeum, from which it differs in colour, shape of spores, and strong, aromatic smell. Entoloma sacchariolens comes close, but has cheilocystidia.
 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Entoloma ameides (B. & Br.) Sacc., Syll. Fung. 5: 686. 1887. - Fig. 106.
Agaricus ameides B. & Br., Ann. Mag. nat. hist., ser. llI, 15: 315. 1865 (Notic. Brit. fungi 999); Rhodophyllus ameides (B. & Br.) Quél., Enchir. Fung.: 58. 1886.
Sel. descr. & figs. - Einh. in Ber. Bayer. hot. Ges. 41: 102-103, figs. 17, 21, pls. 9a. 11c. 1969; Konr. in Bull. trimest. Soc. mycol. Fr. 41: 45-46. 1925; Konr. in Bull. trimest. Soc. mycol. Fr. 45: 52. 1929; Noordel. in Persoonia 10: 473-474, fig. 19. 1980.
Pileus 10-45 mm. conical to conical-campanulate, expanding to (conico-)convex, usually with (pointed) papilla, with involute margin when young, then straight. strongly hygrophanous, when moist grey- ochre to (pale) grey-brown (Mu. 10 YR 6/2, 6/3, 5/2, 5/3, sometimes 5/4) translucently striate up to half of the radius, pallescent on drying to greyish, pale brown or ochraceous, in centre remaining darker (centre 10 YR 5/4, rest 7/4, 8/3), glabrous, shiny. Lamellae, L = 22-35, I= (1-)3, narrowly adnate-emarginate, almost free, ventricose, often somewhat thickish, grey, then pink, finally dark grey-brown with pink tinge (10 YR 7/4, 7/3, then between 7/4 and 7.5 YR 7/4, finally 10 YR 6/3, 5/2 with pink tinge), slightly pallescent on drying, with irregular, concolorous edge. Stipe 30-80 x 3-7 mm, cylindrical, pale isabella ochraceous (10 YR 8/2, 8/3 up to 7/3 or 8/4), brilliantly silvery-striate lengthwise, slightly pruinose at apex, white tomentose at base. Context concolorous with surface, relatively thin in pileus and brittle-fibrous in stipe. Smell usually distinctly and strongly aromatical, reminiscent of the smell of Hebeloma sacchariolens. Taste sweet, like caramel.
Spores 9.5-11.5(-12.0) x 7.5-9.5 um, Q = 1.1-1.4, Q av.= 1.25, 5-6- angled in side-view. Basidia 35-42 x 10.5-16.5 µm, 4-spored, clamped. Lamella edge fertile. Cystidia absent. Pileipellis a thin cutis of radially arranged, 2.5-9 um wide, cylindrical hyphae. Pigment minutely incrusting the hyphae of pileipellis and upper pileitrama. Clamp-connections abundant in hymenium, elsewhere rare or absent.
Habitat & Distr. - In groups in hayfields and extensively grazed meadows, preferably on basic soil. Very rare (Wijlre: Dolsberg). Aug.- Sept.
 
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