Observation 27984: Pouzarella Mazzer

When: 2009-10-18

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

This mushroom was growing from a rotting log. It is about 4 inches tall.



Proposed Names

-80% (5)
Recognized by sight
-51% (4)
Recognized by sight: fiber head
-64% (7)
Recognized by sight: some times it is found on Moss covered logs Spore colors appears to be pinkish if you look at the stipe. spores should be 7 sided.
Used references: Kou Mushroomexpert.com
29% (3)
Recognized by sight
39% (4)
Recognized by sight
49% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: if it is a Entoloma (what I think too), then it should be a Pouzarella

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-11 12:45:35 CST (-0500)

could this possibly be Entoloma serrulatum, a species with black-edged gills, a smooth and shining stem, and tiny scales on a bluish cap?

When I enlarge the picture, I can see black spots at the uppermost top of the stem, something that looks yellowish brown on a cobweb tread under the gills, as well as a pinkish hue on the upper part of the stem and on the gills near the cap margin. I may not be enough to tell if it has pink spores, but I’m also leaning towards an Entoloma. There is a group with silvery shaggy caps, greyish gills and large caulocystidia, but none of those I can find, fits this one.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-11 12:16:25 CST (-0500)

Doubtful, with the darkish gill coloration.

Enlarge the Pic
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-11-11 11:55:22 CST (-0500)

This is probably an Entaloma. Most likley E.serrulatum, and this is my reasoning for this. Dan takes great pics and has an excellent camera set up and therefor he captures minute details. If you enlarge the pic in # 64095 you will clearly see a pinkish discoloration on the stem. That would indicate a pinkish spore print. Spores dropping from the gills will adhere to the stem,and you can see that also in an enlargement of the gills i see what appears to be serrations. Roody in his Mushrooms of West Virginia and Central Appalachians one page 123 list this species as growing on moss covered logs and stumps I have also found similar mushrooms twice back in September in West Virginia. Unfortunate a bad camera day. On one occasion there where two growing on well decomposing moss covered hardwood logs probably oak. This was in mixed woods. The second find which was two days later there was a troop of 13 some growing on wood others right next to it.This was the same habitat , Very decomposing moss covered logs. The areas that i found them in where shady areas I tentative ID the as an Entoloma serrulatum because they had a pinkish spore print. and gills where serrated. I think I might even have one in my make shift herbarium. Just some thoughts here, also could it be a Mycena ?

I’m kicking myself
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-11-11 08:21:18 CST (-0500)

for leaving this one in the woods. It was an unusual mushroom that I had never seen before, but as I was photographing it I spotted some little brown jobs that looked like psilocybe and I got distracted.

I figuered this mushroom was distinctive enough that somebody would recognize it. Entoloma was my first intuition, but the cap surface seems off for Entoloma. I thought Inocybe maybe, but it was growing from wood, and I’ve not encountered Inocybe on wood.

Another distinctive yet ambiguous LBM.

All these wild guesses
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-11 03:56:45 CST (-0500)

without knowing the spore colour…
It looks peculiar with such enormous caulocystidia, what kind of mushroom do they belong to? Is it possible to get a photo of spores here?

this one
By: canid
2009-11-10 00:12:06 CST (-0500)

in a mushroom fruiting from wood or from moss on a log, and in addition, to one with such addornments on the cap and stipe.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-10 00:04:09 CST (-0500)

in what circumstance?

By: canid
2009-11-09 22:55:43 CST (-0500)

not in this circumstance.

in any case, it’s hard to tell what’s darkening and what is shadow in parts of the picture, and i’ve been fooled into misinterpreting online photos a good many times.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-09 22:47:59 CST (-0500)

unevenly darkening gills point towards Panaeolus?

long shot
By: canid
2009-11-09 22:31:34 CST (-0500)

how about something like Psathyrella delineata?

By: canid
2009-11-09 22:08:46 CST (-0500)

looks like it, but from wood?

By: canid
2009-11-09 21:40:54 CST (-0500)

if it wheren’t for the growth directly from wood it looks quite like Lacrymaria.

gills seem to be darkening unevenly. i hope somebody has a better guess.

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