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Go to the NZFungi website for more indepth information on Entoloma minutoalbum. Entoloma minutoalbum


Alboleptonia minutoalba
Entoloma sordidulum
Rhodophyllus minutoalbus


Present in region - Indigenous. Non endemic

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Caption: Fig. 24: Entoloma minutoalbum Hk (type); spores

Caption: Fig. 6. Entoloma minutoalbum Hg. (type) : g. spores. - Coll. 74/134: a. carpophores. - b. spores. - c. basidia. - f. cuticle

Caption: Dried type specimen
Owner: Herb PDD

Caption: Entoloma sordidulum Hk. (holotype): a. carpophores. b. spores. c. cuticle.

Article: Horak, E. (1976) [1975]. On cuboid-spored species of Entoloma (Agaricales). Sydowia 28: 171-236.
Description: Description of the Fuegian collection
Pileus -12 mm diam., hemispherical to convex, white, aged specimens turning pink, covered with silky appressed fibrils, not striate, dry, membranaceous. Lamellae (L 5-6, l 1) emarginate adnate, ventricose, gill edge concolorous. Stipe -20/-1,5 mm, cylindrical, often bent towards the base which is covered with fibrillose white squamules, pruinose towards the apex, white, fragile, dry, single in groups. Context white. Odour and taste not distinctive. Spores 6-8 mµ, cuboid to quadrate. Basidia 30-40/10-12 mµ, 4-spored. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia absent. Cuticle a cutis of repent cylindrical hyphae (4-10 mµ diam.), membrane encrusted with pigment. Clamp connections present.
Habitat: Habitat: On rotten wood or on soil in wet localities in broad leaved forests and Nothofagus forests. New Zealand (type), Tierra del Fuego (Argentina).
Notes: The collection from Tierra del Fuego corresponds well in all essential characters with the type from New Zealand. The small white fruitingbodies are easely overlooked for they grow preferably among debris in wet localities hidden by lush herbaceous plants.

Article: Horak, E. (1973). Fungi Agaricini Novazelandiae I-V. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 43: 200 p.
Description: Pileus 5-12 mm diam., convex and depressed at the centre, becoming concave or even subumbilicate, radially fibrillose or velvety, hygrophanous, striate at the margin, dry, membranous, whitish or light beige, colour fading in aged carpophores. Lamellae (L 6-10, l 3), adnate to subdecurrent, when young whitish turning deep pink, gill edge concolorous and not fimbriate. Stipe 8-15 x -1 mm, cylindrical, central or sometimes eccentric, curved, with white rhizoids at the base, glabrous, dry, hyaline or beige-brownish, solitary. Context membranous, whitish. Odor and taste farinaceous.
Spores 8-9 x 6-8.5 µm, 4-sided, rarely with 5 obtuse angles. Basidia 25-38 x 10-12 µm, 4-spored. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia none. Cuticle a cutis of repent and densely woven, cylindrical hyphae (6-15 µm diam.), membrane thin-walled, pigment absent. Clamp connections abundant.
Habitat: On rotten wood. New Zealand.