Observation 177227: Entolomataceae Kotl. & Pouzar

Cap approx. 1/2" diameter, mushroom approx. 1-1/2" high growing in very well rotted wood in heavy shape. Gills white and slightly decurrent.

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Martin, this looks like …
By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2014-09-09 11:02:06 CDT (-0500)

my observation 104628. To my eye this is an Entoloma almost certainly.
I hope you figure out a better way to photograph with your nice new scope. You should get great photos if you reduce vibration, etc. Lots of advice on the Web.

Fair comment
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-09-08 19:09:09 CDT (-0500)

I will do better!

Well if it’s possible…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-09-08 17:52:31 CDT (-0500)

that you got this fruitbody confused with another, it’s not going to be worth much to comment on what those out-of-focus spores look like they might be.

When you post photos from a fruitbody you are sure is the one in this observation, I’ll be happy to comment on them!

As for the gills, some Entoloma can show a decurrent, widely-spaced lamellar structure, so that doesn’t rule anything out.

Thanks Christian and Alan
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-09-08 17:44:27 CDT (-0500)

From the top, it looks like an Entoloma – for sure. But not from the bottom. No pink (yet) and gills are moderately decurrent. Here are some blurry microscopy from my new scope – a 2000 era Zeiss Axioplan. The optics are great, but as you can see, my method of taking a photo through the 25mm ocular needs a wee bit of refinement. Do these look like Entolomataceae to you? It is possible that I got this fb confused with another…,

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