What You Should Know
Entoloma cetratum is a common mushroom of the genus Entoloma. The cap is broadly conical to convex, light amber-brown, ribbed, and grows up to 3 cm in diameter. It is ribbed almost to the center. The gills are salmon pink and sinuate. The spores are pink. The stem is light brown, longitudinally fibrous, and slender. It is mostly found from May, in coniferous forest, among the moss. This species occurs in parts of Asia, Australia, and North America.
Other names: Honey Pinkgill Mushroom.
Entoloma cetratum Mushroom Identification
The cap of Entoloma cetratum is conical to convex, sometimes becoming umbonate; pale ochre, honey-brown or reddish-brown, becoming paler at the margin; smooth; hygrophanous; translucently striate; 2 to 4cm in diameter; margin not striate.
A cutis of cylindrical hyphae 4-10μm diameter; clamps absent.
Yellow-ochre at first, becoming pink; adnate-emarginate, moderately spaced; gill edge sterile; cheilocystidia absent.
Is mainly 2-spored with some 1-spored.
Heterodiametrical with 5 to 8 angles; 9.5-14 x 7-9.5µm.
Cylindrical, 1.5 - 5cm long x 1-3mm diameter; longitudinally fibrous; concolorous with cap; white at the base.
Odor and Taste
Habitat & Ecological Role
Solitary or in small groups in coniferous and broadleaf woodland among leaf litter and moss.
There are many brownish mushrooms in the Entoloma genus, including Entoloma conferendum, which is a widespread grassland pinkgill.
Entoloma cetratum Taxonomy and Etymology
In 1818 Elias Magnus Fries gave it the scientific name Agaricus cetratus. The currently-accepted scientific name Entoloma cetratum dates from a 1978 publication by Austrian mycologist Meinhard Michael Moser (1924 - 2002).
The generic name Entoloma comes from ancient Greek words entos, meaning inner, and lóma, meaning a fringe or a hem. It is a reference to the inrolled margins of many of the mushrooms in this genus.
The specific epithet cetratum comes from the Latin cetra or caetra, meaning a small liught shield.
Entoloma cetratum Synonyms
Agaricus cetratus Fr.
Nolanea cetrata (Fr.) P. Kumm.
Rhodophyllus cetratus (Fr.) Quel.
Hyporrhodius cetratus (Fr.) J. Schrot.
Latzinaea cetrata (Fr.) Kuntze.
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