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Entoloma abortivum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

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  • synonyms: Aborted Entoloma
    Entoloma abortivum Mushroom
    Ref No: 7698
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    location: North America
    edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
    fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
    normal size: 5-15cm
    cap type: Convex to shield shaped
    stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
    flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
    spore colour: Pink
    habitat: Grows on the ground

    Entoloma abortivum (Berk. & Curt.) Donk Aborted Entoloma. Fruit body in two forms, one of which is parasitized. The parasitized form is described last. Normal form-Cap 4-10cm across, convex with unrolled edge and central umbo; gray to gray-brown; smooth, dry, innately fibrillose. Gills sinuate, crowded; pale gray, becoming pink with mature spores. Stem 30-100 x 5-15mm, slightly clavate, often not central to cap; white to gray, base with white coating of mycelium. Flesh white. Odor mealy, cucumber-like. Taste similar. Spores ellipsoid, angular, 6 sided, 8-10 x 4.5-6. Deposit salmon pink. Aborted form-An irregular lumpy white ball often in large numbers along with the typical form; when cut open a spongy context lined with pink veins and patches is revealed. Size from 2-10cm. Habitat Common. Found widely in eastern North America west to Texas. Season August-October. Edible with caution, I would avoid trying it.

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