Observation 222384: Entoloma subgenus Leptonia (Fr. : Fr.) Noordel.

When: 2015-11-08

Collection location: Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Maria Friedman (yipkiyay)

No specimen available

It is difficult to find reliable pictures of species that look like this one to compare, so I am not 100% sure, but it fits.

The combination of the smooth blue-grey stipe, pink gills, and yellow-brown to grey-brown cap keys to Leptonia gracilipes in Arora. Index Fungorum lists the most up-to-date name as E. gracilipes.

Spores are angular

Growing from the soil under Redwood, Tankoak, and mixed evergreen near a stream in Carmel, California. Clusters of a black-capped Leptonia/Entolomatoid were fruiting a few feet away.


Grey-blue stipe and pink gills
Growing on the ground with fluffy mycelium at base
Angular, entolomatoid spores

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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified by Arora
Based on microscopic features: Angular spores, characteristic of Entoloma

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