Observation 117731: Xeromphalina brunneola O.K. Miller
When: 2012-11-23
(35.6695° -84.2385° 259m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: On well decayed conifer wood. Does not look anything like what I’ve called X. campanella in the past: http://mushroomobserver.org/96493?q=rvYU



The “russet tuft” at the base of the stripe common to many species of Xeromphalina

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Recognized by sight: Terrible taste; bright purplish-violet pileus trama in KOH; spore of correct size and shape

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lots of variation
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-11-23 19:22:30 CST (-0500)

on photos of X. campanella on MO. Maybe the cool late season might be a factor…

Interesting suggestion
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-11-23 19:11:56 CST (-0500)

I had not considered Micromphale I guess because the margin did not look “pleated” or striate enough, but yes the odor is not distinctive.

Looks like…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-11-23 18:39:13 CST (-0500)

Micromphale foetidum may be considered. But I figure you would have sniffed out this species name, if it applied.

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