Observation 135193: Entoloma ferruginans Peck

In deep Oak Duff during rainy season. It had a “sharp” smell.


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Sharp and Fresh – certainly not a rotten smell
By: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)
2013-11-04 12:26:43 CST (-0500)

Please see my post of probably similar Entoloma in similar, nearby oak habitat posted 3/16/2013, collection date 12/28/2011.
This 12/31/2013 collection is pretty typical of local (what I call) Entolomas.

please qualify odor description, Joanne…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-04 11:12:23 CST (-0500)

if you still remember!
sharp like chlorine or a rotten smell?

other southern CA examples of E. ferruginans here on MO also show a lighter cap than those from central-northern CA.

on the other hand, we could well have a cryptic species.
at this point, ferruginans appears to be our best choice/place-holder name.

indeed that is so, Darv…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-03 14:50:38 CST (-0500)

but it is the odor (sweet vs sharp) that separates the two.

Doug Smith went into great detail about differential diagnoses for similar gray gilled Entolomas, on his post below that you linked to.

Also under Live Oak
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2013-11-03 14:20:07 CST (-0500)
gray gills, under oak…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-03 11:46:38 CST (-0500)

and with a sharp (chlorine?) rather than sweet smell…makes it ferruginans.

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