Observation 119335: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2012-11-12

Collection location: Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: goatshoes

No specimen available

Found growing from pine needles…grayish conical cap cowbwebby attatched to whitish short stem.

Proposed Names

-25% (2)
Recognized by sight: much more suitable than T. myomyces which it looks nothing like.
62% (2)
Recognized by sight: Under conifer, with a cortina
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Young unexpanded specimens (the former “myomyces” variety) show a fleeting white cortina.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Some species show exhibit a fleeting cortina.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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IMO, there’s not enough available information…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-12-10 06:44:41 AEDT (+1100)

in order to arrive at either a positive or negative ID proposal coupled with a high degree of confidence.

Although this looks somewhat like Lacrymaria,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-12-10 05:08:30 AEDT (+1100)

to me, the low-attached cortinate veil looks different than what I’d expect. Habitat (in pine needles… presumably under pine), does not support Lacrymaria. But this type seemingly cannot be ruled out based on only these few traits.

Since the material is no longer available for study, I see no reason to engage in a “war of as if.” T. myomyces (=T. terreum?) seems like a reasonable guess to me. Not sure what it is about this specimen that looks “nothing like” this species.

Long gone
By: goatshoes
2012-12-10 03:41:20 AEDT (+1100)

Sorry, I posted this from an older photo and I never collected the species…just took a photo of it.

Spore print color…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-12-10 03:36:58 AEDT (+1100)

would be very helpful here. I think this may be the veiled form of Tricholoma terreum, which has also been called T. myomyces. Tricholoma species have white prints. But Inocybe (brown spore print) seems like another possibility. The side view of the sectioned mushroom appears to show brown gills; but this may just be shadow/light.

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