Observation 51178: Entoloma sericellum (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2010-08-15

Collection location: National Park Berchtesgaden, Germany [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found under mixed forest, mostly spruce and oak.

Adding some micro-details:

The first micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. The cheilocystidia are cylindrical, wavy to bent, with blunt ends. No pleurocystidia were obs. The basidia are 4-spored. There were no reactions to Meltzer’s in the spores or tissues.

The second micro-shot if of spores from the gill at 1000x in Meltzer’s. The spores are ellipsoid and angular with no germ pore. The apr. size is 12 × 7 um.

With the angular spores, and being all white, these are Alboleptonia sericella. The Entoloma key had a section for mushrooms with pink in the cap, and these are slightly pink in the center. But it didn’t key out there. I think it is like, well it is pink, but not that pink…



Proposed Names

47% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Funga Nordica
Based on microscopic features: As described in the text.
92% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: See discussion on the Leptonia page.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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