Observation 183757: Entoloma abortivum (Berk. and M.A. Curtis) Donk

When: 2014-10-17

Collection location: Chickasaw State Park, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available


Unaborted FB on left, aborted FB on right, ignore Russula in center of photo

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Recognized by sight: gray cap, pink subdecurrent gills, watermelon rind odor and taste on unaborted specimen; whitish irregularly shaped non-gilled fruit body with whitish pink lined flesh on the aborted specimen

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Thanks for the reply Terri/Donna.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-10-19 01:30:00 CDT (-0400)

I wasn’t sure of the last photo was an in-situ or a posed arrangement.

It’s not often that I find the E. abortivum mushroom not in the presence of aborted Armillaria FBs.

In situ photos of unaborted (fresh) and aborted (old)
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-10-18 20:58:11 CDT (-0400)

Entoloma abortivum shown in bottom photo. Additional aborted specimens were found within 20 meters of this grouping. Armillaria mellea is widespread in the immediate area. An interesting discussion about the relationship between the two can be found on http://www.mushroomexpert.com/entoloma_abortivum.html. We tried the fresh aborted specimens and found them to be bitter despite cooking them “hard” as David Spahr suggests.

I’m assuming the aborted fb…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-10-18 09:54:02 CDT (-0400)

was in close proximity to the Entoloma mushrooms.

Come to think of it, these do have a distinctive odor, and taste.

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