Observation 29261: Entoloma lividoalbum (Kühner & Romagn.) Kubička

When: 2009-11-22

Collection location: Strawberry Canyon, Berkeley, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sara Zlotnik (sarazlotnik)

No specimen available

It was found growing in clusters on a steep slope on the side of a hiking trail near coast live oak. The spore print is pinkish tan and the spores appear angular under the microscope.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:27 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Strawberry Canyon, Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA’ to ‘Strawberry Canyon, Berkeley, California, USA



Proposed Names

90% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: The cap is 9 cm broad, shiny, grayish brown, with a splitting, wavy margin that is slightly striated. The gills are attached, thick, and deep pink. The stipe is 1.5 cm thick and 9 cm long, white, solid and fleshy, sometimes splitting off into scales at the surface.
Used references: Mykoweb’s California Fungi website, Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
Based on microscopic features: angular spores

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Nice Observation.
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2009-11-30 18:27:01 CST (-0600)

Good job, Great to see the scope being used. It is a good sized mushroom and there are quite a few of them around right now. They are really well camouflaged.

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