Observation 132456: Entoloma Fr. ex P. Kumm.

This specimen was found in subtropical forest in Bosque Estatal de Carite near the trail to Charco Azul in Puerto Rico’s Sierra de Cayey mountain range. A single basidiomata was growing from soil in leaf litter. The distinctive cruciform/stellate spores averaged 10-12 microns from point to point.

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I had the same doubt …
By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2013-04-26 05:07:48 PDT (-0700)

I was initially very surprised when I looked through the microscope. However doing a bit of reading I found these spores are typical of certain Entolomas with “cruciform” spores as defined by Noordeloos. I will eventually have DNA work done and we’ll know for sure.

I could only get a very faint spore print, but it seems more salmon color than brown.

Are you sure…
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2013-04-26 04:08:23 PDT (-0700)

that this fruitbody is an Entoloma species? Did you made a spore print and if yes what color do you’ve detected? Perhaps this could be an Inocybe species?

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