Observation 142795: Entoloma abortivum (Berk. and M.A. Curtis) Donk
When: 2013-08-14
Collection location: Perry, Maine, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Cap pale gray, 28 mm, dry, central bump, scurfy at margin. Gills cream to pinkish, free to adnex. Stem 32 mm. × 3-4 mm. Growing on decayed wood. White mycelia at base. Spore deposit pink brown. Unpleasant (chemical) taste.

This specimen has a lot of the characteristics of E. abortivum including taste but it was attached to decayed wood while E. abortivum is described as growing near decayed wood.

Proposed Names

27% (3)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
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Used references: Kuo, M. (2003, October). Entoloma abortivum. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/entoloma_abortivum.html

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By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-17 17:20:30 CEST (+0200)

This does look like it could be Entoloma (if gills are adnex rather than free) but I’m bothered by the fact that I can’t find any mention of Entoloma species that grow on well rotted wood. Any ideas?



Thanks, Eva
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-16 01:53:01 CEST (+0200)

When I get a chance I’ll try keying it out again.


it is not
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2013-08-16 01:19:19 CEST (+0200)

Pluteus pellitus.
Gills are not free…
trust me it is Entoloma

By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-08-16 00:55:45 CEST (+0200)

What makes you think this is Entoloma? The spore print is more brown than pink, the gills are free and it’s growing on wood. I think most Entolomas are terrestrial with attached gills. Do you have a species in mind? I think this looks like Pluteus pellitus as described by David Arora in Mushrooms Demystified.



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