Observation 66603: Entoloma Fr. ex P. Kumm.

When: 2011-04-29

Collection location: Calhoun Co., Alabama, USA [Click for map]

Who: Joshua Garrard (sherabdorjee)

Specimen available

Spore print of this specimen is pink, and initial impression was that of Pluteus cervinus. However, began to search for distinguishing features to separate from possible look-alikes. Found on the ground, instead of growing on wood, we can infer it was likely NOT Pluteus, distinguished initially from Volvariella by the lack of appendiculate velar remnant in the form of clamps, ring or warts left on the cap.

Scent is mealy to pleasant. Not tasted. Strong characteristic splitting of cap. Peeling of cap reveals a leathery outer layer and a sub-floccose layer between that and the gills. Stem not bluing or noticeably bruising otherwise. General shape and “twist” of stipe toward the cap characteristic of Entoloma. Suggest vernum, due to time of year and weather conditions.

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spore color
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-04-30 08:21:56 MDT (-0600)

Without pink spores I would have called this Megacollybia rodmani which can grow from buried wood.

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