Name: Entonaema liquescens
Authority: Möller 1901
Vouchered by: Brad Bomanz
Date found: 8/31/2005
Collected by: Brad Bomanz
Voucher ID: 109
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Andrew Methven
Latitude: 038.654 N
Longitude: 090.065 W
City: Collinsville
County: St. Clair
State: Illinois
Site location: Monks Mounds
Habitat: bottomland - swamp
Moisture conditions: very moist
Substrate: wood - dead
Reference document: A Guide to Kansas Mushrooms - 1993
Author:Bruce Horn, Richard Kay, Dean Abel
ISBN No: 0-7006-0571-1
Page no:255
Spore length: 20 microns
Spore width: 12 microns
Spore color: dark brown to black
Spore texture: velvet like
Spore shape: elliptical, football shaped
Spore print color: black
Chemical reaction: n/d
This specimen was initially identified by Jay Justice. The spore print is the black substance on the outer surface that is between the globes created by the globe collapsing on itself. I obtained the spore from such an area on the outer peridium and pressed it between the glass slide and the cover slip. Close examination by Dr. Methven (see annotation above) confirmed that this specimen is Entonaema liquescens. On 7/30/2006 another specimen was collected at Babler State Park in St. Louis Missouri. This was the first time this species was documented in St. Louis.

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