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This mushroom was found to be parasitic of Armillaria sp. of mushrooms. When in the process of parasitizing, the Abortive Entoloma produces these oddly shaped fruiting bodies. Funky, whitish, ear-shaped mushrooms. Growing on the ground in leaf litter.
Temperate forest. Rockwood County Park, Virginia.
This species also produces a more common looking gray gilled mushroom fruiting body. One more reference: http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/D...