Hebeloma crustuliniforme  (Bull.) Quél. (1872)                              *All Collections: California

The name crustuliniforme seems to be the most widely applied one in genus Hebeloma. Judging by that it appears to be a very cosmopolitan species in the Northern Hemisphere. In Western North America were the Genus is poorly studied frequently this is the only name applied to a broader range off collections. Whether Hebeloma crustuliniforme s.s. even exists in Western North America will require a separate study.

One of the distinguishing features of Hebeloma crustuliniforme are the brownish water droplets on the serrated gills. The brown color is due to the spore deposit in the water.

Frequently there are massive fruiting in California under both Oaks and Pines.