Entoloma majaloides

The genus Entoloma is a diverse group of over 1000 species. Entoloma majaloides P.D. Orton is difficult to identify, as it shares the pale brown, shiny cap and angular spores of several other species. Literature on this genus is complex and generally disorganized. To my knowledge, there is no data regarding the distribution other than “rarely found in western Europe”.

The smell and taste are nondistinctive. The cap is usually 3-9 cm across and the stipe is brittle and 6-13 cm long. The angular spores measure 8×9 micrometers. In summary, there is not a lot of research on this species and without sequencing, identification is nearly impossible.

Figure 1. E. majaloides growing terrestrially in a grassy forest area.

 

Figure 2. Mixed forest habitat.

 

Figure 3. Angular spores of E. majaloides.

 

Taxonomy

Basidiomycota

Agaricomycetes

Agicales

Entolomataeae

Entoloma

majaloides

 

References

MycoBank Entoloma majaloides, Web. 18, November, 2018.  http://www.mycobank.org/BioloMICS.aspx?TableKey=14682616000000063&Rec=20403&Fields=All

Kuo, M. (2013, January). Entolomatoid mushrooms. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/entoloma.html

11.20.18

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