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St. Georges mushroom?

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Found this mushrooms in my lawn, under the plum tree, more or less growing in a straight line.

I though it could be Calocybe gambosa, the texture on top looked like it could be, the fact it grew in a "fairy ring" (more like fairy line), time of growth.. But cap shape is not round but looks depressed with a nipple in the middle.

One big thing steering me away from st. georges mushroom is a light brown spore print.


Any ideas?












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It's not a mushroom I'm familiar with.  I'd describe the spore print pictured as being pink.  But from what I read, the spore print should be white to pinkish white.   The spore print of what you've found seems much TOO pink to be that mushroom.   Also, I don't think the slightly pointy cap is typical of St. George Mushrooms (Calocybe gambosa) either.    However, it doesn't does have the sinuate (notched) gill attachment typical of that species.


I don't have a better idea, other than some type of Entoloma type mushroom.

edit: They're much smaller than Calocybe gambosa as well.

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These are Entoloma mushrooms. Possibly toxic! Likely not deadly, but consuming some Entoloma species  may result in needing medical attention. 

Good example of how a spore print color can help. 

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4 minutes ago, Dave W said:

These are Entoloma mushrooms. 

Thanks for confirming that!  I wasn't entirely confident because I wasn't sure how pinkish the Mr. George mushrooms were supposed to be.

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Entoloma used to be broken up into several genera, but they've eliminated all of them and lumped them all back into Entoloma again.  I guess this makes IDing to genus a little easier, as any pink spored mushroom that isn't a Pluteus (with free gill attachment) is probably an Entoloma.   It hasn't made IDing the species any easier though, and it wasn't easy to begin with!

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Yeah, Entoloma mushrooms are difficult to ID to species, and I believe there are still some unresolved questions about the diversity within the genus. And... some mycologists still use the genus names Leptonia, Nolanea, Pouzarella --and probably others that don't come immediately to my mind-- to split genus Entoloma. 

Species in the general Clitopilus, Volvariella, and Lepista also have pink spores, although rather pale pink for the latter. 

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