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Thanks to April for the ID, though apparently "bloxamii" is a misspelling of "bloxami." I wonder how we'll resolve this...

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Bloxam's Entoloma - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Ken-ichi Ueda
kueda's ID: Bloxam's Entoloma (Entoloma bloxamii)
Posted by kueda over 8 years ago (Flag)
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Ken, given that I am a newbie to fungi, I would have called this a blewit. Please enlighten me.

Posted by leslie_flint about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Leslie, it is indeed quite blewit-like. Probably the clearest difference is that Entoloma has white gills, which blewits almost always have at least somewhat purple-ish gills. There's usually not too much contrast between gill color and cap color in blewits either, whereas you can see a pretty stark contrast here. I don't remember what Entoloma smells like, but blewits usually (not always) smell faintly of orange juice. I don't think there's another mushroom around here that has that odor.

Posted by kueda about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Excellent. Good to know; this winter I will do a lot more smelling!

Posted by leslie_flint about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by leftcoastnaturalist almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Did "they" change this? Do we need to split E. bloxamii.

Posted by kueda almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Yes, E. medianocte is a new name given to western US E. bloxamii/bloxami/madidum by our friend Mr. Schwarz.

http://scmycoflora.org/documents/Entoloma-medianocte.pdf

Posted by leftcoastnaturalist almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Midnight Entoloma - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
noah_siegel's ID: Midnight Entoloma (Entoloma medianox)
Posted by noah_siegel 4 months ago (Flag)
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Midnight Entoloma - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kueda's ID: Midnight Entoloma (Entoloma medianox)
Posted by kueda 6 days ago (Flag)
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Midnight Entoloma - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kueda's ID: Midnight Entoloma (Entoloma medianox)
Midnight Entoloma - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Midnight Entoloma (Entoloma medianox)
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