Collection location: Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]
Rowan Co., NC
Found alone, growing from soil between patches of running cedar, in mixed predominantly hardwood, forest.
4cm broad, convex with low umbo, smooth with what appear to be slight wrinkles, blue-gray with silvery shimmer.
Flesh is white and soft
Adnexed, creamy with slight pinkish hue, close
4.75-5cm long, 1cm thick, white to creamy with purple hues, white at base, smooth, equal, solid
Can’t really put a name on it. Maybe spermatic and slightly sweet?
Spore Print: Pinkish Red
Thought this to be Entoloma bloxami.
Any suggestions are welcome.
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Hmmmm….It is the only observation listed from the east isn’t it? That’s odd.
In The National Audubon Society’s Field Guide to Mushrooms – North America, Lincoff lists it as Entoloma madidum and it’s occurrence being from North Carolina, California and the Pacific NorthWest.
I thought it odd that he listed it in only one Eastern state and then, the entire west coast. Kinda weird…
I don’t know if it’s commonly seen over here or not as 2010 was my first year hunting fungi. So I’m not too familiar with the local species yet. Although I only came across this species once and I was out in the woods quite a bit.
Hopefully I’ll find it again this year as this is a beautiful mushroom (in my opinion)!
I don’t know what people out there are accustomed to finding, so I don’t know if this is a commonly seen entity.
BUT! Check out the occurrence map for the name – yours is the only Eastern record.
Both the macromorphology and spore shape match our material well.
Don’t know what to make of it. Nice find!
800x and 2000x in water
Thanks for that bit of info!
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