Veiled Poisonpie Hebeloma mesophaeum


Veiled Poisonpie (Hebeloma mesophaeum)
Discovered on nature reserve. 23rd November 2011. © Peter Hillman
Veiled Poisonpie Hebeloma mesophaeum
Discovered on nature reserve. 23rd November 2011. © Peter Hillman

This mushroom has a brownish-buff centred cap which becomes paler towards the margin. It has white velar remants at the margin when young. It becomes slimy when wet. The gills are pale buff coloured when young, becoming dark brown with age. The stem is fibrous and pale buff becoming darker in maturity. There is no distinct ring.

Widespread and common throughout Britain. Native


Size
Cap 2.5-4.5 cm in diameter
Stem 4-7 cm tall, 3-4 mm in diameter

When to see it
August to November.

Where to see it
It is nearly always found in association with coniferous habitats.

Class
Agaricomycetes

Order
Agaricales (Gilled mushrooms)

Family
Cortinariaceae


More photos

Veiled Poisonpie (Hebeloma mesophaeum)
Discovered on nature reserve.
23rd November 2011. © Peter Hillman