Observation 102839: Phaeocollybia kauffmanii (A.H. Sm.) Singer
When: 2012-07-23
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: in mixed woods.

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Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: orange cap with umbo.
57% (1)
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Recognized by sight: something in the P. kauffmanii group, as per Lorelei’s suggestion.

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Think this belongs to the P. kauffmanii complex.
By: Lorelei Norvell (Lorelei)
2012-07-31 21:13:10 PDT (-0700)

Hi Debbie! It appears far too ‘hefty’ for the more or less tiny Phaeocollybia jennyae, or P. christinae,. I think it would belong to the Phaeocollybia kauffmanii, complex. The collection site is close to one first collected by Bigelow years ago, which I examined back in 1995 or so. There were some microscopical differences, and the specimen was immature.

Generally what fruits in the east differs from what we have here in the PNW; Phaeocollybia, is an unusually ‘endemic’ genus.

I eagerly await your specimen!

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-07-26 06:22:44 PDT (-0700)

I had the pleasure of sitting with Lorelei Norvell at the MSA dinner, and will be sending these images (and quite possibly the dessicata) to her, for her educated input. She did mention that there were a handful of eastern Phaeocollybia species.

For those here who don’t know her, Lorelei, along with Ron Exeter, produced the beautifully detailed, extensively illustrated work, “Phaeocollybia of Pacific Northwest North America.”

This one, with its orange cap and conspicuous umbo (in my crappy second shot) fits most closely to the macro for P. jennyae, but more work needs to be done to nail the ID.

For the record, Roz Lowen was the first to spot and point out this mushroom as “something different;” she had never seen it before.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-07-25 20:05:42 PDT (-0700)

Interesting Eastern mushroom.

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