Observation 109201: Pholiota (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2012-09-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On the ground in needles under spruce.

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Eye3
Recognized by sight: dark brown spore print.
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Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-09-10 09:07:03 CDT (-0400)

they are not Gymnopilus.
the spores are not a match.
i was just making you aware of the spore differences (if you were not already).
most Hypholoma will develop purple hues on the gills at some point.
if there was no purple in the print and the spores did not have a germ pore, i don’t really know what to call them.

Richard, these are…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-09-10 08:35:05 CDT (-0400)

definitely not Gymnopilus. Spore print was very dark brown… difficult for me to say if I saw purple.

Some Hypholomas have gills that age/discolor greenish. but I think this may not be true for all of the species. I see no pores on the spores.

Christine, these mushrooms were terrestrial, and the spore print looked kinda dark for Pholiota. But that genus has some oddball species that don’t seem to fit in very well with a list of unifying characters. So I’ll keep the suggestions in mind.

Dave…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-09-10 07:52:54 CDT (-0400)

the spore print for Hypholoma should be purple-brown.
also, the gills tend to discolor greenish then purple.
did you notice a pore on the spores?
i cannot tell from the picture.
Pholiota spores are smooth with a pore, whereas Gymnopilus are warty.

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