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Abortive Entoloma

Entoloma abortivum

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Temperate forest. Rockwood County Park, Virginia.

Notes:

This species also produces a more common looking gray gilled mushroom fruiting body. One more reference: http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/D...

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ForestDragon
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ForestDragon

Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.45, Long: -77.58

Spotted on Oct 14, 2014
Submitted on Feb 2, 2015

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