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Entoloma strictius

Straight-stalked Entoloma

Family Entolomataceae


Poisonous
Gray-brown knobbed cap with light pink gills and lined, straight stalk.

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Description

Cap: 2.5-5 cm(1-2") wide. Conical becoming bell shaped to convex or flat with central knob. Margin lined when moist. Smooth, drying grayish-brown.

Gills: Attached to nearly free, close to broad. White at first then becoming pink.

 

 

Cap and stalk (Limor Weizmann Ponkapoag Bog, MA)
Cap and Stalk

 

Gills and Young Entoloma ( Limor Weizmann Ponkapoag Bog, MA)
Gills and Young Entoloma

Stalk: 5-10 cm (2-4") long, 1.5-5 mm (1/16-1/4") thick. Silky, long and straight with longitudinal twisted lines. Off-white to gray. Base covered with white threads (mycelium).

 

Spore print: Salmon-pink.

 

Wavy Cap and Stalk  (Limor Weizmann Ponkapoag Bog, MA)
Wavy Cap and Stalk


Habitat and Range

On the ground, in deep humus or on rotting logs. In wet areas of woods. East Canada to Florida and west to the Great Lakes.

Season

April-September.

 

 

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