Observation 57993: Entoloma bloxami (Berk.) Sacc.

When: 2010-11-02

Collection location: Rowan Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)

Specimen available

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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Spores 2000x in water
Spores 2000x in water
Spores 800x in water

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By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-02-07 00:13:57 CET (+0100)

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)!

This is a very interesting find.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-02-06 23:29:59 CET (+0100)

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!

Spores – Micro-shots added…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-02-06 22:09:41 CET (+0100)

800x and 2000x in water

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2010-11-05 01:49:06 CET (+0100)

Thanks for that bit of info!

Good guess
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-05 01:35:27 CET (+0100)

It looks a lot like what we call E. bloxamii out here. Good that you noticed the wrinkles in the cap. This ‘rivulose’ surface is sometimes very well developed on this species.

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