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Porpoloma metapodium (Fr.) Singer (Mealy Meadowcap)

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Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Henrici, A., 2015 Notes and Records (Jan 2015)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references to Porpoloma metapodium (Mealy Meadowcap)

Porpoloma metapodium may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(a family of toadstools)
(meadowcap toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 feeding and other relationships of Porpoloma metapodium (Mealy Meadowcap)

Further Information

Distribution and Frequency A grassland toadstool found mainly in Scotland and Wales where it is rare.
1992 (Provisional) Red Data List Rare
Similar species Superficially resembling one of the dull brown species of Hygrocybe, it is distinguished by the mealy smell and colour changing red then black on bruising.

With its mealy smell and blackening flesh it could easily be confused with Lyophyllum eustygium, however the spore print is amyloid and the spores are larger and more elongate.
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