Observation 199505: Entoloma abortivum (Berk. and M.A. Curtis) Donk

When: 2011-09-19

Collection location: Wilkes-Barre Twp., Luzerne Co, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

No specimen available

Pleurotoid stature type with some gills furcate near the stipe. Terresrial, possibly on buried wood.

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Used references: Audubon
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Recognized by sight: Upper right corner… looks like a small amount of aborted material.

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It has often been said…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-02-23 06:25:26 +03 (+0300)

“mushrooms are humbling.” Here’s a good example from my own recent personal experience. obs 198158. I had failed to note the spore deposit on the stipe… not to mention what appears to be remnants of a partial veil. To make matters even more humbling, not long ago I posted MO remarks (different obs) regarding the necessity of spore info (color/shape) when one wishes to differentiate Gymnopilus and Tricholomopsis.

But I admit, perhaps I am inserting “between the lines” meanings that are neither intended nor pertinent. Sorry for being presumptuous.

At a any rate, when E. abortivum occurs in the apparent absence of aborted Armillaria fruit bodies, it is an elusive ID.

You miss
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2015-02-23 06:08:38 +03 (+0300)

the point. I simply do not like to make mistakes. Read between the lines.

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-02-23 05:30:57 +03 (+0300)

Why be a hater…? It’s not about me, or you, or any of the other mushroom observers.

It’s about the mushrooms.

Hate to
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2015-02-23 04:17:23 +03 (+0300)

say it, but I have to admit you are correct in your assumption due to the white rhizomorphs at the base of the stipe, and the fact that it was found in primarily coniferous woods.

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