Observation 111828: Hymenopellis radicata (Relhan) R.H. Petersen

When: 2012-10-01

Collection location: East Lyme, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)

No specimen available

Looks to be Xerula of some sort. Stipe not brittle. Has a slight snakeskin pattern (or maybe you’d call it a different pattern). Is there any toxicity concern w/any of the Xerula species?

Taste & odor not distinctive, other than I expected the taste to be far more bland.

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All of the North American Xerula species
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2013-06-07 16:45:37 CDT (-0400)

Are now in Hymenopellis.

By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-01 20:12:45 CDT (-0400)

Alan: Why Hymenopellis instead of Xerula?

Dimitar: You said “close to”; is there another related mushroom on the East Coast that’s called radicata, yet is probably not identical to the regular radicata?

It is a Xerula
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2012-10-01 14:21:02 CDT (-0400)

The east Coast one, close to X. radicata. There was a recent paper on these, I think.

found near
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-01 14:17:28 CDT (-0400)

Found near nothing. Well, there does appear to be an old root system from perhaps a long-gone stump that could have been there almost a decade ago, or maybe from the white pines that are ~18’ away.

Created: 2012-10-01 14:03:48 CDT (-0400)
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