Observation 80259: Entoloma abortivum (Berk. and M.A. Curtis) Donk
When: 2011-10-22
No herbarium specimen

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By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-25 01:02:28 CDT (-0400)

You’re welcome….and thanks for the link. There were some very nice photos on that site!

Matt
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-10-24 16:00:50 CDT (-0400)

Often the wood is well decayed but not always. Rogers mushroom site has it as growing on the ground.
Pa. Mushrooms has it on or near rotting wood.
http://www.pamushrooms.org/entolomataceae-entoloma.php
Looking at Google photos most of the shots of the gilled form are on the ground.
I have seen the gilled form 6 feet up on a stump. I wonder how long before someone renames the aborted form Armillaria abortiva. Of course since several Armillaria species are victims, that name would not be appropriate. Thanks for inducing me to look closer at its habitat preferences.

Interesting photos Walt…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-24 12:11:02 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for sharing.
The times you have seen the Entoloma fruits on wood, was the wood so decayed that it could be easily picked apart with your hands? …almost soil like in texture but still holding somewhat of a log shape?

Interesting comments Matt & Damon
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-10-24 11:59:51 CDT (-0400)
Never
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-10-24 11:19:49 CDT (-0400)

argued with one of Walts Id’s but I have never seen this directly on wood either.

this looks like…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-23 12:38:03 CDT (-0400)

This looks like Entoloma abortivum but E. abortivum doesn’t grow on wood does it?
At least I’ve never seen it growing on wood before. I’ve only seen it on soil and moss.

Did you find any aborted fruits with it?

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