Observation 54365: Entoloma Fr. ex P. Kumm.
When: 2010-09-17
No herbarium specimen

Notes: on ground in montane forest ~4500’ near Union Gap; gills apparently free; spore print clearly some sort of pinkish color

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thanks Christian!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-10-04 21:39:56 CEST (+0200)

The micro illustrations on that page are excellent!

As for macro features: I did note the lack of odor, but didn’t hang around to note color change as it dried out. (Heh, it might’ve been several days before that happened! :) I didn’t think to look for cross-veins; I’ll keep that in mind next time.

PS I agree with Irene’s suggestion
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-10-04 21:14:18 CEST (+0200)

but it should be a little more blue and lustrous

More info
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-10-04 21:13:45 CEST (+0200)

Some things that are useful are:

Gill intervenosity/transvenosity
color changes (ie. hygrophanous?)

Spore length and degree of angularity
ESPECIALLY USEFUL: pileipellis type and distribution of pigment (intracellular and diffuse, encrusted, globular etc)
some possible types: chains of roundish cells, upright cylinders, horizontal cylinders, presence of gelatinous layer, transition between horizontal and upright cells, for an illustration, go here:

Presence of clamps

what would I have needed for better id?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-10-04 21:01:32 CEST (+0200)

I couldn’t collect or get spores, so it’s kind of moot in this case, but good to know for the future…

Resembles Entoloma nitidum
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-10-02 10:53:17 CEST (+0200)

which belongs to Entoloma, not section Leptonia.

The distinction between sections isn’t as clear as it used to be before the DNA era..

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-02 10:44:19 CEST (+0200)

no doubt, but whether it belongs in Entoloma or Leptonia I know not.

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