Entolomataceae     Family



Cortinarius husseyiKey to Gilled Mushrooms     Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.


TricholomaAgaricales     Order
Fruiting body containing fibers (usually in the stalk)


Pink Spored     Suborder
Spores pink or reddish


Entolomataceae     Family     

Diagnosis


Microscropic Characters


Comments

The Entolomataceae are a confused and confusing group of fungi. When faced with them, even extremely expert, professional non-specialists are usually at a complete and total loss. I'm including the few unusually distinctive species here that everybody knows, but otherwise washing my hands of the group as quickly as possible
All Entolomataceae with clearly decurrent gills go in Clitopilus. Subdecurrent gills gets you to Entoloma abortivum. After that, try Nolanea and Leptonia. The smaller it is, the more likely it is to be a Nolanea rather than a Leptonia (look at cap texture if the color is inconclusive). If it's too big (or the stem is fleshy) for those genera, then you're just out of luck because it's an Entoloma, and abortivum is the only one from this area that can be identified without someone doing a monograph's worth of research and a digest of the technical literature
Good luck!

Narrow down your identification:


Clitopilus prunulusClitopilus     Genus

Tricholoma saponaceumEntoloma     Genus

Leptonia porphyrophaeaLeptonia     Genus

Mycena galericulataNolanea     Genus

Pouzarella     Genus

Rhodocybe     Genus


 

 


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