Observation 113391: Rhodocybe melleopallens Orton

When: 2012-10-14

Collection location: Kahite Trail, Vonore, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.5618° -84.2371° 259m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

Specimen available

On soil and leaf litter under hardwoods.


Spores 5-6.35(7) x 3.5-4(5) microns, ellipsoid to amygdaliform, undulate-pustulate.
Spore deposit: “clay pink”

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Recognized by sight: Pileus 1.5-2.o cm, hygrophanous, minutely flocculose; stipe 2.0-2.5 cm long, 0.1-0.2 cm thick. Spore deposit: “clay pink.”
Used references: Baroni TJ. 1981. A revision of the genus Rhodocybe Maire (Agaricales). Beih Nova Hedwigia 67:1–194.
Based on microscopic features: spores 5.5×3.5 (more consistent with R. melleopallens; smaller than for R. nitellina), ellipsoid to amygdaliform, undulate/pustulate, inamyloid.

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Rhodocybe melleopallens
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-10-17 04:20:36 CEST (+0200)

is a European name, material examined for Baroni (1981) was from England. The description matches well (with smaller spore size as the only feature that readily distinguishes this species from Rhodocybe nitellina), but is possible/likely that this material, and the European melleopallens are distinct.

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