Collection location: Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]
Initially I was going to call these Clitopilus prunulus because of their appearance and strong odor. And the spore print was a deep salmon color. However the distinctly angular shape ruled that out.
What I’m left with is apparently Entoloma abortivum in a very early stage. The spores were in the range of 8.8-10.5 X 6.0-7.0 microns.
In the general area we were finding lots of Armillaria mellea and fully aborted Entolomas but never growing next to each other.
[admin – Sun Nov 14 14:13:25 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson Co. , North Carolina, USA’ to ‘Blue Ridge Parkway, Jackson Co., North Carolina, USA’
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