inverting entoloma?

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AAK
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inverting entoloma?

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Hi all
Found this specimen early November in Hampshire heathland near pines. It had a cap diameter of 2.5-3cm. My notes said the distant gills were free of a 5cm fibrous stipe, but that might purely be a result of the inversion. The sporeprint was pinky brown and with the angular spores, I have been looking at Entolomas, but was interested if anyone had any other ideas or feels a specific identification can be garnered from the two photos. Thanks
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Peter Roberts
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The spore photograph is rather muzzy - but seems to show the distinctive spores of Entoloma conferendum, a common grassland species. The odd-looking fruitbody is, however strangely coloured - unless that's an artefact of the photo. Should have been brown with a silver, markedly striate stipe.
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Thanks Peter, appreciated. Is e.conferendum the only entoloma with such shaped spores? or are there any others that I should look at.
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Hi
Looking at rhe key to Entoloma in Funga Nordica, E. conferendum is the only one with "cruciform-stellate" spores.
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Thanks Chris
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