Observation 104040: Rhodocollybia maculata (Alb. & Schwein.) Singer
When: 2012-08-06
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Most likely a Lentin(ell)us with its tough flesh and serrated gills, but I can’t find anything similar in my books. The flesh bruises vinaceous red very slowly. The smell is rather weak, nothing special. The lamellae are adnate or narrowly adnate. The larger fruitbody is almost 20 cm tall.

We found a very similar looking mushroom in the Yuganskiy nature reserve several days ago (also in the Ob river basin, but several hundred km down North, in boreal taiga). I also found something similar (but completely dried out) last year in the pine forest not far from my home, in Novosibirsk Akademgorodok.

In all cases they grew on dead conifer wood (Pinus sylvestris, and possibly P. sibirica in the case of the Yuganskiy nature reserve find).

It must be something quite common (such a large and distinctive fungus!), but I haven’t seen anything like that… Any ideas?

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Haha, this one tricked me!
By: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
2012-08-07 11:28:43 SAST (+0200)

Thank you, Irene! I was disoriented by the size and serrated gills (even though I did notice the rooting stem), the R. maculata specimens I found before looked way more “collybioid” (smaller, with brighter spots, different proportions). Never too late to learn :)

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