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by Michael Kuo
Entoloma luteum is like the drab, dreary little brother of Entoloma salmoneum and Entoloma murraii, both of which are brightly colored. Unlike its siblings, Entoloma luteum is a dull brownish yellow--and its cap is not as acutely conic. It is found in hardwood and mixed hardwood-conifer forests, often near moss, in eastern North America.
Ecology: Saprobic; growing alone, scattered, or in little clusters under hardwoods or mixed hardwoods and conifers; summer and fall; probably fairly widely distributed east of the Great Plains.
Cap: 1.5-4 cm; rounded-conical or bell-shaped; dry; smooth or finely silky over the center; dull brownish yellow, occasionally with a greenish tinge.
Gills: Attached to the stem; nearly distant; at first whitish or yellowish, becoming pink with maturity.
Stem: 5-10 cm long; 2-5 mm thick; more or less equal; dry; smooth or very finely hairy; whitish near the apex, elsewhere colored like the cap; basal mycelium white.
Flesh: Thin; fragile; yellowish.
Odor and Taste: Odor not distinctive; taste mild or slightly bitter.
Spore Print: Pink.
Microscopic Features: Spores 9-13 x 8-12 µ; 4-sided; angular; inamyloid. Pleurocystidia absent. Cheilocystidia clavate to cylindric; 30-130 x 7-20 µ. Pileipellis a cutis with cystidioid terminal elements. Clamp connections absent.
Nolanea lutea is a synonym.
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Kuo, M. (2008, January). Entoloma luteum. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/entoloma_luteum.html