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Observation 132456: Entoloma P. Kumm.

This specimen was found in subtropical forest in Bosque Estatal de Carite near the trail to Charco Azul in Puerto Rico’s Sierra de Cayey mountain range. A single basidiomata was growing from soil in leaf litter. The distinctive cruciform/stellate spores averaged 10-12 microns from point to point.

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I had the same doubt …
By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2013-04-26 08:07:48 CDT (-0400)

I was initially very surprised when I looked through the microscope. However doing a bit of reading I found these spores are typical of certain Entolomas with “cruciform” spores as defined by Noordeloos. I will eventually have DNA work done and we’ll know for sure.

I could only get a very faint spore print, but it seems more salmon color than brown.

Are you sure…
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2013-04-26 07:08:23 CDT (-0400)

that this fruitbody is an Entoloma species? Did you made a spore print and if yes what color do you’ve detected? Perhaps this could be an Inocybe species?