Hebeloma aminophilum group – Ghoul Fungus

Hebeloma aminophilum group includes Hebeloma aminophilum f. hygrosarx, Hebeloma kammala, Hebeloma lacteocoffeatum, Hebeloma nothofagetorum, Hebeloma youngii. (Synonym Hebeloma westraliensis)

On and around decaying vertebrate carcasses and bones, but also fruiting in nitrogen-rich, urine-soaked soil. This species has a large, sticky, cream to pink-brown cap and pink-brown gills. Pink-brown spores often lodge on the dry, whitish stem. The cobwebby veil (cortina) covers the young gills.

Hebeloma aminophilum – © D Catcheside


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