Screening the cultural characteristics of Hebeloma eburneum Malençon
In this study, the cultural characteristics of Hebeloma eburneum Malençon (Basidiomycota, Bolbitiaceae) that included morphological and anatomical features and their natural spread in Turkey were investigated. Basidiomata of Hebeloma eburneum usually grows single or in groups, with fleshy caps of 4 to 8 cm in diameter. The cuticle of pileus is white and pinkish from the center toward the edges. Tissue fragments of H. eburneum basidiomata mycelium that formed white-pinkish pigmentation were investigated with light microscope and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). In SEM examinations, the surface of spores was not flat, but has a rough structure.
Key words: Hebeloma eburneum, Bolbitiaceae, Basidiomycota, radial growth speed.