Observation 1535: Entoloma P. Kumm.

When: 2006-12-07

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

I first saw these after weeks of no rain. At that time the pilei felt moist and sturdy. After a couple of days of rain I went back and found that they were very slimy. The gills on older specimens had spread apart. Also, on older specimens, the upper surface of the pileus could be pulled away from the mush underneath, in a cellophane-like sheet. They seem to grow clustered and in troops under Quercus agrifolia.


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Five years later…
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2011-05-17 20:40:05 EDT (-0400)

…I think they’re probably Entoloma sp. I’ve seen something similar pop up in this park in large groups here and there and they’re definitely Entoloma.

Spore color?
By: Administrator (admin)
2006-12-15 23:01:57 EST (-0500)

From the photo and the illustrations I would guess they had a pink spore print and are some sort of Entoloma, but I’m not at all confident of that id.