Mousepee Pinkgill

Entoloma incanum

Entoloma incanum is a mushroom in the Entolomataceae family.
Mousepee Pinkgill - Entoloma incanum Cap: Convex with a central depression; dry; bright yellowish green
Gills: Attached; nearly distant; short gills present; pale yellow
Stem: Equal; somewhat greasy; hollow; similar color to cap; white basal mycelium
Habitat: Leaf litter in a mixed forest

*If you're wondering about the common name, 'mousepee' is because the mushroom smells like mouse urine, and 'pinkgill' is because the gills eventually turn pink with maturity.


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Appearance

Cap: 1-5 cm; convex with a central depression or a "navel"; dry to greasy; bald or finely silky; yellow-green becoming deep green, then fading to greenish, yellowish, or brownish; the margin becoming lined.

Gills: Attached to the stem; nearly distant; at first whitish or colored like the cap, becoming pink with maturity; bruising green to blue-green.

Stem: 2-6 cm long; 1-4 mm thick; more or less equal; dry or greasy; bald; hollow; colored like the cap, or more brightly colored; bruising darker green to blue-green; basal mycelium white.

Flesh: Thin; fragile; yellowish to greenish; darkening to dark green or blue-green when bruised.

Odor and Taste: Odor of mice; taste not distinctive.

Spore Print: Pink.
Mousepee Pinkgill - Entoloma incanum Cap: Convex with a central depression; dry; bright yellowish green
Gills: Attached; nearly distant; short gills present; pale yellow
Stem: Equal; somewhat greasy; hollow; similar color to cap; white basal mycelium
Habitat: Leaf litter in a mixed forest
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Distribution

Fairly widely distributed east of the Great Plains in the US.

Habitat

Growing alone, scattered, or gregariously under hardwoods or conifers in woods--or in grassy areas, moss, leaf litter, or disturbed soil (ditches, paths, road beds, and so on); summer and fall

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Taxonomy
KingdomFungi
DivisionBasidiomycota
ClassAgaricomycetes
OrderAgaricales
FamilyEntolomataceae
GenusEntoloma
SpeciesEntoloma incanum