Observation 109245: Marasmius strictipes (Peck) Singer

When: 2012-09-09

Collection location: Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Reminds me of Pluteus, except the stipes are tough/cartilaginous. Didn’t examine the gill attachment.

Growing on the ground.

Waiting for a spore drop.



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Looked at spores last night…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-09-11 13:49:22 CDT (-0400)

and the shape coincides exactly with Kuo’s account for this species, which he calls “one end subfusiform.” That is, one end is smoothly rounded as would be expected for elliptical spores, and the other end curves to a point.

This combination of characters… yellow cap, tough stipe, close to crowded gills, white print, and distinctive spore shape is sufficient for me to call this Marasmius strictipes.

Thanks Bob and Noah.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-09-10 07:37:49 CDT (-0400)

Just checked M. strictipes on Mushroom Expert, and this species name looks like a good match for the obs. Hope to look at some spores later today. M. strictipes spores have a fairly distinctive shape.

Created: 2012-09-09 22:39:39 CDT (-0400)
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