Observation 140591: Entoloma Fr. ex P. Kumm.

When: 2013-07-22

Collection location: Rockingham Co, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: pete (petepann)

Specimen available

Cap 3" across (string method)
Stem 2.5 × .5″ white
Gills White, free from stem, medium crowding, unequal
Growing from Oak leaf litter (and maybe an exposed root?)
Spore print: Pinkish

Proposed Names

3% (2)
Used references: Wikipedia, MO
33% (3)
Recognized by sight: Gills are not truly free; pulling away from stipe.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2013-07-22 11:06:10 CDT (-0400)

The spacing of the gills is way too distant for Pluteus. Also the acute angle on the gill edges where they approach the stipe shows they were originally attached.

Unfortunately, I can not answer the Cystidia question…
By: pete (petepann)
2013-07-22 08:19:28 CDT (-0400)

I definitely putting a microscope on Santas list this year. Sooner if possible! Being without one has been a constant identifying roadblock. As far as substrate goes, It was growing directly against an exposed root. Now, whether or not it was directly attached to it is unclear. But it was definitely in contact with it.

What is the substrate? Pleurocystidia?
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2013-07-22 07:57:41 CDT (-0400)

My five cents: Pluteus grows on decaying wood, so do some Entoloma species. Cystidia and/or pleurocystidia would give you the answer. Adolf

Read your comment late..
By: pete (petepann)
2013-07-22 07:50:11 CDT (-0400)

I collected two specimens, both with free gills. Is this a normal occurrence for them to “pull free”, and how could you tell that from photos? I am holding said specimen in hand right now and I see no sign of them ever being attached. This is the only reason I proposed pluteus,tho.

My first thought also, but…..
By: pete (petepann)
2013-07-22 07:44:09 CDT (-0400)

The gills are free from stem. Are there Entoloma with free gills? I did not find any during research.

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