Observation 15869: Entoloma medianox C.F. Schwarz

Spore print color: Salmon-pink or pink-cinnamon.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:19 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Bear Creek Trail, Briones Reservoir, Contra Costa County, California, USA’ to ‘Bear Creek Trail, Briones Reservoir, Contra Costa Co., California, USA



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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-04-02 04:17:23 CST (+0800)

Having had no experience with the European one – how does the cap shape differ? It’s fairly variable here.

Another question I have is about the provenance of the silvery-white chevrons of tissue so common on the stipe of the fruitbodies of this species. Is it weird proto-veil? Where does it come from?

A few photos of the european form seem to also show it.

Also, why do they both have rose-pink color forms?

And why do Entoloma and Hygrocybe in general favor nutrient-poor grassland in Europe, but Redwood and Cypress forest in CA? Is it just a matter of competitor-free habitat?

bloxamii sensu CA
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-04-02 03:27:19 CST (+0800)

is a good idea for these american ones. I can’t find any DNA sequences that are very close to the european. And they don’t look exactly the same either. The shape of the cap is different.

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