The Santa Cruz Mycoflora Project

A Comprehensive Reference to the Macrofungi of Santa Cruz County

Genus: Alboleptonia

Family: Entolomataceae

Alboleptonia adnatifolia

Alboleptonia adnatifolia

Alboleptonia adnatifolia

Known Species in the County

Approximately 1 species in Santa Cruz County.

Alboleptonia Records from Santa Cruz County:

The small, whitish, terrestrial fruitbodies with attached gills and no veil may be difficult to place until a spore print is made: the pinkish tan spores are characteristic of most mushrooms in the Entolomataceae. Saprophytic. Although merged into Entoloma by Noordeloos and others, we consider it probably best treated as a separate genus.

There is only one local species, so identification depends only on learning to recognize the genus.