Observation 25642: Entoloma abortivum (Berk. and M.A. Curtis) Donk
When: 2009-09-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: …co starring, Amillaria species (gallica?). Just look at those little killers sneaking up on the unsuspecting honeys! All pics taken from around same dead oak.

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Yeah, one would think
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-09-24 21:09:21 CDT (-0400)

the aborted forms would be put into the Armillaria group. I suppose the “are the globs E or A” is still considered an open question. The second pic here (in situ) shows a rather abrupt transition from aborted forms to Entoloma mushrooms.

I routinely (annually) get a few Armillaria globs on one part of my lawn where Armillaria mushrooms also grow. During the 7+ years I have lived here, I have never observed a single E. abortivum mushroom on my property.

Aborted Honies?
By: Bill (boletebill)
2009-09-24 20:56:15 CDT (-0400)

If Tom Volk’s webpage is correct and the “aborted” mushroom is “really” an Armillaria, namely Armellaria gallica, shouldn’t the nominclature reflect that? Shouldn’t we call those something like Armellaria gallica var. abortiva? Has anyone proposed this?

Bill Yule

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