Observation 4074: Entoloma Fr. ex P. Kumm.
When: 2007-09-14
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in Quaking aspen woods, near border with Engelmann spruce and Lodgepole pine forest. Common. This gill fungus has a pleasant (I like mushrooms) fragrance, was growing on the ground. The spore print was white(ish?), the cap white tinged with faint brownish streaks (as is the stalk). I saw no evidence of any kind of veil. Very tentatively I got it to Tricholoma sp. using:
Kuo, M. (2007, January). Key to major groups of mushrooms. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/major_groups.html

N.B.: My observation of spore print color is decidedly “on-the-fly” (from memory a day or two later of what I saw on the forest litter). Thus, I’ll follow the comment below.

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I’d lean towards Clitocybe based on the images
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-09-18 17:34:18 CDT (-0500)

Of course as everyone has said we need a spore print to make a real decision, but it looks a lot like Clitocybe nebularis to me. The gills are a bit dark/pinkish, but not out of the question. If that’s the correct id, then the odor will get stronger and more soapy/skunk-like as it gets older.

Get a spore print?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-09-18 17:26:08 CDT (-0500)

Did you get a spore print here? You’ll need that to tell the difference between Entoloma or Clitocybe/Tricholoma.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-09-15 15:57:17 CDT (-0500)

From the picture it looks entomolatoid, but the spore print should be pinkish brown or flesh toned. For a completely WHITE print try looking in Calocybe or Tricholoma.

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