Observation 24157: Entoloma violaceum Murr.
When: 2009-08-08
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

This pretty purple mushroom was growing from a moss covered mound of dirt in a hardwood forest. It was growing right next to a wild orchid, which can be seen in the second photo.

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Recognized by sight: Was Entoloma violaceum
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It is a great book
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-08-09 18:45:17 CDT (-0500)

I highly recommended it. Even though it is in french you can understand a lot of the mycological terms with ease and it has a lot of stuff that other northeastern books don’t have.

thanks for the name, Walt!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-09 15:37:22 CDT (-0500)

I think that Todd Elliott and I collected this one last summer around Highlands, but never were able to put a name to it. very distinctive and beautiful mushroom, tho!

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-08-09 14:03:06 CDT (-0500)

This is a tough group. Entoloma allochroum is a nordic species. Maybe it is in SE Ohio.? I’m going with the Murrill species, renamed by Yves Lamoreux. If you speak French or even if you don’t the link below will take you to Les Grand Livre des Champignons du Quebec. It is an excellent book. I think your species is treated in it…


E. allochrum
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-09 10:20:17 CDT (-0500)

I had this figured for the same species collected here:

and analyzed by Christian Schwarz here:

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