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Nolanea quadrata                 Orange Unicorn Mushroom

The brilliant orange colour and pink spores are distinctive for this species. It is better known under its old name of Entoloma slamoneum.

Caps are 2-4 cm across, dry, salmon to orange-salmon, smooth, faintly striate, conical to bell-shaped and oiften have a narrow, peaked knob. Gills are attached, well-spaced and salmon to salmon-pink. Stalks are up to 8 cm tall by 4 mm broad, smooth, silky and coloured as the cap. The spore print is pink. Widespread and common, this species fruits on the ground in woods. It is also known as Entoloma salmoneum or E. quadrata. Poisonous.