With pine, spruce and birch. 26 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, expanding with age with a broad central bump, viscid when moist, whitish to cream, pinkish buff or ochraceous, about 2 to 7 cm across
Fairly broad, crowded, emarginate, edge finely serrated and sometimes with droplets, whitish becoming clay buff, margin remaining pale
Equal or slightly bulbous at the base, whitish, finely scaly
Whitish, ochraceous from the base upwards with age
Radish or bitter
Usually with broadleaved trees, but also with conifers
Spores ellipsoidal or almond shaped, finely warty, strongly dextrinoid (9-13) x (5.5-7) µm2. Basidia club shaped, two to four spored. Gill edge cystidia slenderly club shaped, to about 12 µm wide, sometimes expanded at the base, sometimes forked.
Identified from the description in The Genus Hebeloma by Jan Vesterholt.
Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 26 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Gill edge cystidia in Congo Red solution viewed with a x40 objective. 26 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.