Observation 28968: Entoloma abortivum (Berk. and M.A. Curtis) Donk

When: 2009-11-28

Collection location: Walker Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Rob (gourmand)

No specimen available

We found a lot of these around the base of a few trees under leaf littler. We couldn’t decide if they were supposed to look like this or if they were some other mushroom covered in a white film. One or two seemed to have stalks, but most of them did not, even the mature ones. Soft and white and slightly fragrant; mostly undifferentiated flesh.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:26 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Walker County, GA, USA’ to ‘Walker Co., Georgia, USA


This picture gives a good sample of these mushrooms from a variety of angles. They are somewhat differentiated on the inside. They smelled fruity to me. They were growing under dense leaf litter and decaying wood. They were growing near many honey mushrooms. I am wondering if these are A. mellea ...
This was found near the others, and is one of the reasons I think these may be A. mellea covered in some kind of fungal mold. This is the only one that clearly looked as though it was developing a stem.
Here you can clearly see the texture of the inside. It seemed to be soft, spongy, and sometimes almost to have granules (but not clearly like granules.)

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Recognized by sight: These appear to be fruit bodies of an Armillaria fungus that has been parasitized by Entoloma abortivum.

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A few of these appear to be fairly well formed
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-11-28 20:45:10 CST (-0600)

fruit bodies that have been attacked by the Entoloma (assuming this is the correct ID). Compare with obs 26400.

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