Observation 70754: Entoloma quadratum (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) E. Horak

When: 2011-07-01

Collection location: Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

No specimen available


Copyright © 2011 Erlon Bailey

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Thanks, Dave
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2017-01-04 19:08:42 CST (-0500)

The pruinose stipe with whitish vertical streaks (typical for E. quadratum) points away from Humidicutis.

I noticed this observation…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-01-04 18:42:39 CST (-0500)

because, as has been asserted, the shapes of the caps and the thickness of the stipes seem a dubious match for E. quadratum. But, looking at the various photos of E. quadratum on C du Q, a few appear to show mushrooms with these same tendencies. http://www.mycoquebec.org/...

Agree to disagree
By: Jimmie Veitch
2014-07-20 19:56:17 CDT (-0400)

Will do. Regardless, hope to meet you at NEMF in a few weeks!

Agree to disagree
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-07-20 19:41:20 CDT (-0400)

I have looked at all Entoloma salmoneum & Entoloma quadratum on this site. I only found one that had a thick stipe. I found none that had a fleshy cap like this. I found only one that did not have a conical cap. So while I think the evidence strongly supports my identification, without a spore print, we are unable to know for sure.

Hi Walt
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-07-20 19:21:43 CDT (-0400)

The main thing I’m noticing is the color and the slightly drier look and feel than what is typical in the Hygrocybe/Humidicutis genera. Also, I found these in the same habitat and area as my other Entoloma salmoneum finds. There is something unique about the salmon coloring that speaks Entoloma salmoneum to me. Sadly, I did not get a print. Thanks for your interest.

By: Jimmie Veitch
2014-07-20 19:20:38 CDT (-0400)

not every fungus fits a textbook description. Conical and not so robust is “typical” but the ribbed, twisted stem, texture, vague white remnants on the cap, along with general color profile guided me, I guess. I have zero doubt this picture shows E. salmoneum

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-07-20 18:37:17 CDT (-0400)

Pretty strong vote. Can you back it up with your reasoning?

Entoloma salmoneum
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-07-20 16:49:11 CDT (-0400)

has a conical fragile cap and it never has a robust stem like these.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-07-18 23:05:46 CDT (-0400)

I agree. Thank you!

Not typical
By: Jimmie Veitch
2014-07-18 22:52:39 CDT (-0400)

but it’s Entoloma salmoneum

Cap shape
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-07-10 19:54:33 CDT (-0400)

is wrong for E. salmoneum. Robust stature is wrong as well. A spore print would be good to have.

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