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Lyophyllum semitale

Spores: narrowly ellipsoid spores, 6.5--9 x 3--4.5 µm

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: Not edible


Not edible

Identification Notes:

L. semitale is similar in color to the common brown forms of L. decastes, but is somewhat smaller, grows singly, in groups, or small clusters, and turns black in age or when bruised, although often the change is slow. It also has larger, narrowly ellipsoid spores, 6.5--9 x 3--4.5 µm. L. infumatum (Bresadola) Kühner is very similar with larger spores (9--11 x 5--6 µm) and white, instead of cream to grayish, gills. L. semitale is widely distributed in conifer forests and generally considered inedible.

Accepted Name:
Lyophyllum semitale (Fr.) Kühner

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lyophyllum semitale in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Lyophyllum semitale photos.

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