Aborted Entoloma

I chose to analyze one of the mushrooms found on Mont-Royale called the aborted Entoloma. It is called “aborted” because of its globular caps. There is some interesting history behind this mushroom: at first, scientists thought that it was commonly parasitized by other fungi in the Amallaria group (this caused the aborted caps to form), but this was actually not the case. Aborted Entoloma are instead usually the parasite and the aborted caps Amallarias are the victims of this situation (Czederpiltz et al., 2001). They are edible and are commonly called “shrimp of the woods” for their shrimpy taste. They are often found at the base of rotting trees, which is exactly where this one was found (Díaz-Godínez & Téllez-Téllez, 2021).

Czederpiltz, D. L., Volk, T. J., & Burdsall, H. H. (2001). Field observations and inoculation experiments to determine the nature of the carpophoroids associated with Entoloma abortivum and Armillaria. Mycologia, 93(5), 841. https://doi.org/10.2307/3761750

Díaz-Godínez, G., & Téllez-Téllez, M. (2021). Mushrooms as edible foods. Fungal Biology, 143–164. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64406-2_9

Posted by zoegoldberger zoegoldberger, October 06, 2021 09:23 PM


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