Observation 57993: Entoloma bloxami (Berk.) Sacc.
When: 2010-11-02
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: 11-2-10
Rowan Co., NC
USA

Found alone, growing from soil between patches of running cedar, in mixed predominantly hardwood, forest.

Pileus:
4cm broad, convex with low umbo, smooth with what appear to be slight wrinkles, blue-gray with silvery shimmer.
Flesh is white and soft

Lamellae:
Adnexed, creamy with slight pinkish hue, close

Stipe:
4.75-5cm long, 1cm thick, white to creamy with purple hues, white at base, smooth, equal, solid

Smell:
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.
Thanks.

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Christian…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-02-06 17:13:57 CST (-0600)

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 16:29:59 CST (-0600)

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 15:09:41 CST (-0600)

800x and 2000x in water

Cool!
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2010-11-04 19:49:06 CDT (-0500)

Thanks for that bit of info!

Good guess
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-04 19:35:27 CDT (-0500)

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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