| Entoloma cf. vernum
|Note the small, aborted mushroom growing at base of stem. This
illustrates how mushrooms are formed by mycelia, which is made up of
microscopic hyphae that emerge from the ground (or other substrate) and
through cell modification create a stem, cap, gills and, most importantly,
spore producing cells.
|Entoloma vernum is found frequently during morel season (April and
May) growing from the ground; pink spore print. The pointed cap is
indicative of many Entoloma mushrooms. Nolanea verna is a synonym.
|The many-sided spores of