Observation 45431: Pouzarella flavoviride (Peck) Mazzer

When: 2010-05-14

Collection location: Wayne National Forest, Hocking Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

Specimen available

This little mushroom is about one and a half centimeters tall. It was growing from the ground in deep shade under maple. This was a fortuitous find. I stopped for a drink of water, and when i set my pack down I noticed this little guy. No others like it were growing in the vicinity.

I’m thinking Entoloma, but it’s so tiny.


cross section of dried mushroom 40x
blue pigment seen in smash mount
Tiny dried mushroom on a razor blade
spores 400x
Irregular shaped spores

Proposed Names

55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Nice. don’t know which one…
-44% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Used references: Audubon
84% (1)
Recognized by sight: Also known as Nolanea chlorolivacea. ID by Dave W and a good fit to the long description in Mazzer.
Used references: Mazzer. S. J. 1976. A Monographic Study of the Genus Pauzarella. Bibliotheca Mycologica, Band 46. J. Cramer, New York, NY. 191p.

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Looks like entoloma
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-05-17 19:39:29 EDT (-0400)

Very strange spores on this little guy.

Except for cap color,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-05-15 21:43:40 EDT (-0400)

this looks like “hairy stalked Entoloma”, as it is referred to by Lincoff. Formerly referred to as a Pouzarella species, but that was more than a few weeks ago, so I don’t know if the name still applies. I’ll try posting “Pouzarella species” and see what happens.

Found P. flavorivide seen in link below. Color seems right.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-05-15 14:38:25 EDT (-0400)

Nice find, Dan. It seems like you’ve got a lot of interesting (not to mention attractive) Entoloma out there. Ahem, not to jump to generic conclusions, but I think Entoloma is a very good first guess.

Dude, where’s my white spores??!
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-05-15 13:03:43 EDT (-0400)

it’s immature… (like so many of us) and “glaring white gills”? you make it sound like we need sunglasses to look at this mushroom; these off white gills with a pinkish cast look like a young entoloma to me

Dude, where’s my pink spores??!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-05-15 12:06:39 EDT (-0400)

Has the Entoloma gestalt, but those glaring white gills are perplexing. Marvelous cap texture! Hard to work with those tiny fragile things, tho, eh?
Here today, gone today…

no spore print
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-05-15 09:11:45 EDT (-0400)

Of course this mushroom failed to drop spores. The tiny cool ones always do. Hopefully I’ll get this one under the scope today. It’s been a while since I broke that thing out.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-05-15 04:39:02 EDT (-0400)

Entoloma seems likely!

What about Mycena?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-05-15 02:06:53 EDT (-0400)
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-05-15 01:23:57 EDT (-0400)

Nice & different! Did you get a spore print?

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