Observation 56146: Entoloma Fr. ex P. Kumm.
When: 2010-10-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Cap Diameter: 28mm, 26mm
Stipe Length: 56mm, 53mm
Stipe Width: 6.0mm, 3.9mm
Print: Green

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This image is not color true to my eye, but I fear if I try to tweak the colors I would just be using my subjective sense of color.

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Recognized by sight: Was the print actually green? My guess is that it was pink. Classic Entoloma spores, classic Subgenus Leptonia look

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Specimen received
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-10-27 23:17:53 CEST (+0200)

Thanks, John!

First off, when I looked at the spore print, I immediately understood why you interpreted the color as olive-green – it definitely looked that way. But as soon as I lifted the ziploc off the orange paper, the spores looked cinnamon-pink. They are a bit darker than most Entoloma spores, which in combination with the orange background gave a strong impression of green-ness.

Spore prints should always be done on white paper, or better yet on glass or clear plastic squares. These minimize color distortion.

I’ll do some microscopy tomorrow.

Hi John
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-10-22 03:44:32 CEST (+0200)

that would be great. You can send it to the Santa Cruz address. I would be very interested in the spore print as well as the specimen.

Deviations from the spore color listed in Arora are rare, yes. I can think of a red-spore variant for Psathyrella (am I right, CureCat?)…but not much else.

I can…
By: John Roper (madjack74)
2010-10-22 02:19:23 CEST (+0200)

post a picture. I will do it when I get home tonight. I will say that exact color matching from a picture is hard but you can sure tell it is not pink. I printed it on orange paper (thought the print might be white), which might account for some small difference in the perceived color, but even that does not make a pink print look green. I can mail you the print / specimen if you want to take a look at it yourself. If so, email me a mailing address to john.roper at gmail.com. I come across stuff that doesn’t seem to match Arora’s listed print color every once in a while. Is it really that uncommon?

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Just noticed you list a collections address in Santa Cruz. Would you like me to mail it to you there?

Wow.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-10-22 01:18:08 CEST (+0200)

Can you post a picture?
That would be more than a little remarkable.

Maybe Greenish brown?
By: John Roper (madjack74)
2010-10-21 20:15:35 CEST (+0200)

I went back and checked the print again and it is definitely green. Maybe with a very slight light brownish ting. You got a love mycology, nothing ever keys out exactly like it should.

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