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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Entolomataceae: Entoloma murrayi (Berk. & M.A.Curtis) Sacc.

Entoloma murrayi – unicorn pinkgill

Synonyms: Agaricus murrayi, Inocephalus murrayi, Nolanea murrayi, Rhodophyllus murrayi.

Common names: unicorn pinkgill, Yellow Unicorn Entoloma.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Entoloma murrayi, commonly known as the yellow unicorn Entoloma or the unicorn pinkgill, is a species of fungus in the Entolomataceae family. First described from New England (USA) in 1859, the species is found in eastern North America, Central and South America, and southeast Asia, where it grows on the ground in wet coniferous and deciduous forests. The fungus produces yellow mushrooms that have a characteristic sharp umbo on the top of a conical cap. The mushroom is inedible and may be poisonous. Other similar species can be distinguished from E. murrayi by differences in color, morphology, or microscopic characteristics.

Japanese: キイボカサタケ, Russian: Энтолома Муррея.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Yellow unicorn pinkgill mushrooms (<B>Entoloma murrayi</B>) in Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary. Found at mushroom walk of GSMS. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-03.htm">November 3, 2018</A>
LinkYellow unicorn pinkgill mushrooms (Entoloma murrayi) in Little Thicket Nature Sanctuary. Found at mushroom walk of GSMS. Cleveland, Texas, November 3, 2018
Location on mapsSam Houston National Forest, 394 FM 1375, New Waverly, TX 77358, USA

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