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Aborted Entoloma

Entoloma abortivum

Description:

I'm not sure how to describe this. I think the last 3 photos are the same fungi but much younger.

Habitat:

woodland

Notes:

I spotted this at Baden Powell Park. It's the strangest fungi I've ever seen.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Aborted Entoloma, Aborted Pink Gill
Entoloma abortivum


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4 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Don't worry, I don't even like mushrooms and would never think about eating wild specimens.

ArleenBessette
ArleenBessette 8 years ago

Yes, the aborted form is edible...not sure about the unaffected Entoloma? You have to be very careful about your ID, though, making certain that you don't have an Amanita button, etc,....

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID and information Arleen. This is a fascinating mushroom and apparently edible though it doesn't look too tasty to me!

ArleenBessette
ArleenBessette 8 years ago

Widely distributed in eastern North America; fairly common. This is indeed a strange looking mushroom! There is good evidence to suggest that the "aborted" (disfigured) form is caused by some type of interaction of the Entoloma with species of Honey Mushrooms (Armillaria sp.).

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 43.09, Long: -79.09

Spotted on Sep 18, 2011
Submitted on Sep 19, 2011

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