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  • #297

    Keith T
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    I found these on a garden lawn on 15th Jan. I have been advised to look in the region of Entoloma sericeum or E. lucidum The differences between these two in Funga Nordica seem subtle. Anyway, I had cap width up to 55mm, stipe about 30 x 5. Spores average 8 x 7. Basidia about 11 wide. After reading in Funga Nordica that E. sericeum had clamps in the pileipellis, I persuaded myself to find 4 instances of structures very slightly redolent of clamps. I then read Fungi of Switzerland, which says ‘Pp without clamps’, so naturally after that I found no more. Thanks guys.

    Anybody else finding Entolomas at this time of year? Anybody got any further thoughts?

    • This topic was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by  John R.
  • #307

    Keith T
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    Just adding to the above
    a nice picture of a basidium
    and a hint of a clamp. (but probably not.)

  • #310

    Tom Kirby
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    Hi Keith,
    No. No entolomas yet…I mean “yet”. Had the blighters last year in February but could not accurately identify.I had the same priblem but DID manage to find 3- 4 clamp conns with fine forceps strip removal from cap. I gaveup.
    Best,
    Tom

  • #311

    Tom Kirby
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    Yes to the additional pics…I an also “see” what might be clamp connections but though more defined than what I managed to see last year (not clear at all) there are certainly swellings in evidence…one then has to question what is and what is not a clamp “connection”. Let Doug take a look or prod him.
    Best,
    Tom

  • #312

    Doug
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    I always find clamps tricky and like to see a definite overlap before I am happy with them. I think here the answer is in the spores E. sericeum has 5 angled spores and E lucidum 5-7 angled spores E. april has a stouter stem and occurs with shrubs and as the photo clearly shows 5 angled spores then E sericeum has my vote.
    Doug.

  • #313

    Keith T
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    Thanks very much, Doug.
    Very helpful, especially for the clarity in highlighting the differences between species, which is sometimes difficult to spot in the detailed descriptions in the guides.
    Keith

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