Observation 140720: Entoloma farlowii (Singer) Hesler

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Should work now
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-07-30 13:41:16 EDT (-0400)
That observation link isn’t working
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2013-07-30 12:54:49 EDT (-0400)


Between my two different things there were subtle microscopic differences (spores and cheilocystidia were somewhat but consistently different) as well as odor and taste between them (one farinaceous one not).

Peck describes the fruiting bodies for E. unicolor as drying “paler or brownish orange” (again thanks Peck for being vague…). I’ll have to see if I can drudge out my collections from the herbarium to look for a difference in dried color.

If there isn’t much of a difference other than color
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-07-30 12:40:32 EDT (-0400)

I would be very skeptical. The fruitbodies in the collection I made for observation 100701 changed to a very different salmon brownish color as they dried out. It was really striking, esp. in the fully dried specimens. So much so that I took a picture – I’ll see if I can find it and post.

By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2013-07-30 12:25:27 EDT (-0400)

Well Hesler strikes again. In his description of E. unicolor he describes the color has uniformly “light ochraceous salmon to light pinkish cinnamon” (According to Ridgeway), while roughly uniformly “orange-yellow” for E. farlowii.

BUT… When I went back to look at Peck’s original description for Eccilia unicolor he describes the color vaguely as “yellowish-brown”.

So this may be solving my problem of the two species I have been finding. The more orangey-yellow maybe E. farlowii and the less intense one might be E. unicolor. They could also be the same. Hesler describes a difference in the pileipellis but I am not sure how careful he was sometimes.

By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2013-07-29 22:35:42 EDT (-0400)

I thought they were the same but could be wrong. I would also like to know if they differ and what 2 things are being called by that name. I posted a typical photo of what I call Entoloma farlowii at http://mushroomobserver.org/141310?q=1OnAN

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-07-29 20:44:31 EDT (-0400)

does it differ from E. unicolor?

Still not completely sure what farlowii is
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2013-07-29 13:06:54 EDT (-0400)

But this is close to it at least. There are at least two different things in the smokies that match farlowii pretty well.

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