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by Michael Kuo
This western Entoloma is fond of hardwoods, and can be recognized by its fairly large stature, the yellow-brown cap that does not develop a prominently lined margin, the finely lined white stem, and the mealy odor. Microscopic features (see below) will help confirm identification.
Ecology: Saprobic; growing alone, scattered, or gregariously under hardwoods (occasionally reported under conifers); summer and fall (and over winter in California); fairly widely distributed west of the Great Plains.
Cap: 5-9 cm; convex becoming broadly convex or broadly bell-shaped; dry to greasy; smooth; yellow-brown, fading with age; the margin not lined or only faintly lined at maturity.
Gills: Attached to the stem; nearly distant; at first white, becoming pink with maturity.
Stem: 7-20 cm long; 1-2.5 cm thick; more or less equal; dry; smooth but finely lined longitudinally; white, often discoloring and bruising brownish near the base.
Flesh: Thin; fragile; white.
Odor and Taste: Mealy.
Chemical Reactions: KOH on cap surface negative.
Spore Print: Pink.
Microscopic Features: Spores 7-12 x 5-12 µ; mostly 5- and 6-sided; angular; inamyloid. Cystidia absent. Pileipellis a cutis. Clamp connections present.
Rhodophyllus lividoalbus is a synonym.
REFERENCES: (Kühner & Romagnesi, 1954) Kubicka, 1975. (Noordeloos, 1981; Largent, 1994; Breitenbach & Kränzlin, 1995; Evenson, 1997; Miller & Miller, 2006.) Herb. Kuo 08150712.
Further Online Information:
Entoloma lividoalbum at Fungi of Poland
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Kuo, M. (2008, January). Entoloma lividoalbum. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/entoloma_lividoalbum.html