Observation 10663: Entoloma Fr. ex P. Kumm.

When: 2008-08-12

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

These tall tawny-colored agarics sprouted profusely in a small (a few tens of square feet) area of mixed pine/birch woods after a rain in mid-August 2008.

The mature ones have a flat to slightly depressed cap but with a hump in the centre. Melanoleuca and Hebeloma species sometimes do this. The pinkish gills meanwhile suggest Entoloma. Something about these suggests Entolomataceae or Tricholomataceae, at any rate.

Last few photos are taken from a distance and show the way they are scattered over a sizable area. These have large resolutions and file sizes.

Species Lists


A rectangular region near the center of this image has been highlighted and contains two of the mushrooms. A third is above the left edge of the highlighted area. Try to spot some more. :)

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: cup at base of stalk
Used references: David Arora
80% (4)
Recognized by sight

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Old observation
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-05-03 01:00:50 CDT (-0400)

This was taken nearly a year ago. I don’t recall that much. However, I will be checking the same area this year and if these flush again I will have much better photos and other info at that time.

Not much doubt
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-05-02 10:16:12 CDT (-0400)

about Entoloma in my mind, but it’s difficult to narrow down to a possible species. Do you remember any particular smell – like nitrous, farinaceous, rancid..?

Could you have more than one sp. in your photos?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-03 18:52:27 CDT (-0400)

The first photo with a central knob is reminescent of Amanita fulva, but your photo res is too poor to see the important details. All grisettes (of which fulva is one) have deep radial grooves at the edge of the cap. If it’s an amanita, it would also have free, white (or whitish) gills and a long loose volval sac. You must dig the base up carefully, since volvas are fragile, and can be easily left in the ground.

We need full body, sharp photos to do any meaningful ID. And then, of course, Rod will come on and tell us that fulva doesn’t occur here anyway. or something…;). Can’t get ’em all!

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-03 18:07:55 CDT (-0400)

Cup? What cup? I don’t recall noticing one when making this observation originally, or when working with the photographs later.

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