Blue-toothed Entoloma Entoloma serrulatum (Fries) Hessler  Synonyms: Leptonia serrulata, Saw-toothed Leptonia.

Status:

Found solitary or scattered, mostly on ground in mixed woods.

Description:

Cap: Dark bluish-black (may fade to gray-brown) covered with small scales mostly concentrated on the disc; convex to flat cap may have upturned edges. Gills: Close, white to pink, subdecurrent to decurrent; dark blue gill edges finely serrate (use hand lens). Stalk: Equal, slender, dark blue with white base. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 2 records in the project database.

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A Blue-toothed Entoloma (top) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Blue-toothed Entoloma (overall fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Blue-toothed Entoloma (black-edged gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Blue-toothed Entoloma specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2018). Irregular (5-/6-sided), smooth, hyaline; measured 8.0-9.8 x 6.5-7.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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