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Observation 14283: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2008-11-16

Collection location: Southeast Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

This is probably a violet-gray Cortinarius, but I don’t see even a remnant of cortina on it. The colors get faded quickly in bright sunlight, but trust me: the cap color is mostly blue-violet with some gray areas mixed in. Odor not unpleasant.


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Should be Agaricales!
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2013-06-01 18:21:10 CDT (-0500)
By: Byrain
2013-06-01 18:13:46 CDT (-0500)

What genus in the Agaricaceae Chevall. does this look like?

It may be…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-06-01 17:56:16 CDT (-0500)

but this would be a very strange specimen of what we call E. bloxamii in California… not ruling it out though.

Entoloma sounds possible.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-17 19:14:52 CST (-0600)

I’ve never heard of E. bloximii before, so checked those observations already on M.O. They do look similar. Does E. bloximii have pinkish gills?

might be Entoloma bloxamii
By: else
2008-11-17 15:45:56 CST (-0600)

The family Agaricaceae is characterized by free lamellae, and white, whitish, chocolate brown, dark blue, yellow, green or black spores. Cortinarius is not in that family (it has rusty brown spores).
The colour of your fruitbody and the pinkish tinges in the lamellae point to Entoloma bloxamii.