The Entolomataceae: A Unique and Unusual Family of Mushrooms

The entolomatoid mushrooms have a world-wide distribution and contain more than 3000 described species. Though the fruiting bodies of members in the Entolomataceae are considered very diverse macroscopically, Dr. Largent’s presentation will help us learn to recognize the entolomatoid mushrooms. He will visually define the Entolomataceae and provide examples of its distribution and fruiting body diversity. By presenting some research findings regarding the Entolomataceae, Dr. Largent will provide us with insight into how he thinks the family should be studied in the future. Throughout his talk, Dr. Largent will suggest several ways that the HBMS could be part of his ongoing adventure in learning about this unique and unusual family of mushrooms. Dr. David Largent is Professor Emeritus of Botany at Humboldt State University. He has been Scientific Advisor to the Humboldt Bay Mycological Society since he and a group of his students founded the club in 1978. For the foreseeable future, our monthly meetings will take place via Zoom and follow this schedule: 7:00 — 7:30 mushroom identification 7:30 — 7:45 club business 7:45 — 9:00 featured presentation Zoom password: 31225