Observation 120856: Tricholomopsis decora (Fr.) Singer

When: 2012-09-22

Collection location: Perry, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

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By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2012-12-24 18:34:08 +06 (+0600)

The decurrent gills doesn’t fit Michael Kuo’s description.

same as observation 120851
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2012-12-24 09:01:27 +06 (+0600)

These two specimens were found one day apart in late Sept. in adjacent townships in coastal Washington Co. Maine very near NB Canada. Despite the photos both specimens exhibit an egg yolk coloration, very like our NE chanterelles, on the cap except for a brownish center which is depressed. The cap is very fragile looking with decurrent gills and even curved stipe. The caps were about 4 cm in dia in all specimens. Michael Kuo’s description of Tricholomopsis decora seems to fit as he describes it as generally more yellow than Tricholomopsis rutilans with pale brown scales over the center of the cap.

Could be
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2012-12-24 02:43:06 +06 (+0600)

I’m laughing because I was looking for my Tricholomopsis rutilans (I never saw the others) and the scales are redish in all the photos. Not gray, not purple… but as Michael Kuo says it is difficult to assess the color as this may change depending on light exposure. So you might be correct, I’m almost convinced. Thank you, Christian, for the explanations.

Colors and flesh
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-12-24 02:04:44 +06 (+0600)

The colors in the photo seem pretty typically yellow to me, and the intact fibrils don’t look too rainwashed either. As for the flesh thickness, it varies pretty well between different species of Tricholomopsis, from the robust T. rutilans to thinner-fleshed species like T. flavissima

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2012-12-24 01:37:36 +06 (+0600)

I must be sleeping… I didn’t realize that you find yellow tones on the observation… I didn´t notice it, but it is almost imperceptible to me, now that I look better I see something… but I’m still not convinced that it is a T. Maybe it has been raining to much there, and the mushrooms are discolored. By other side, I think that the mushrooms are thin fleshed, not as on T.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-12-24 01:17:11 +06 (+0600)

Most Tricholomopsis grow on wood, and many are yellow to orange.

See this:

And this:

Ñeither tricholomopsis…
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2012-12-24 01:08:11 +06 (+0600)

Tricholomopsis has yellow tones! Does it grows on wood? I have seen some, and they are completely different.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-12-24 00:53:40 +06 (+0600)

doesn’t have the strong yellow tones, nor the fine dark/black fibril clusters

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2012-12-24 00:19:28 +06 (+0600)

Seems like a Clitocybe to me, probably squamulosa.

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