Habitat – Under very old mature Red Oak. This is the same tree that I observed Entoloma striatum in the fall. The tree was rotting and deteriorating then and is in even worse shape now with many downed limbs. It is still alive but I don’t think this old tree will last more than one or two more seasons. The entoloma grows in the soil surrounded by oak leaves and oak tree litter and most often grows near downed branches or roots.
Taste- Didn’t taste it. Probably poisonous.
Smell- spicey woodsy smell.
Cap – 1.5 inch wide. Small umbra at top. Dark brown with short radially oppressed fibers. Slightly rolled under at edges.
Gills – Flesh color. Darker at edges probably due to spore. Close with many short gills of varying length. See photo. Notched almost free of stem.
Stalk – 3-4 inches long. 3/8 inch wide at top. Light powder at top where gills attach. Fibrous, hollowing, pliant but easily broken. You see the stalk fibers twist some. The ones at this location had fibrous stalks that were much more spiraled. White mycelium seen at base.
Mycellium – white
Spore – Reddish brown spore can be seen in the photos on one of the caps. I obtained a sparse spore print.
NOTE: These entoloma were gathered under the same tree as the Entoloma in Observation 194830
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