Observation 121398: Melanoleuca Pat.

When: 2012-12-23

Collection location: Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: goatshoes

No specimen available

Found growing from the ground solo and in small groups in a yard two days before christmas. No trees in the local vicinity. Browinish/Tannish cap, flat to concave. Gills creamish and bending upright. Approximatley 2" – 3" in total height.

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Recognized by sight
60% (2)
Recognized by sight: The habitat is reasonable as is the smooth cap. They don’t strike me as a Gymnopus or a Clitocybe, but they could be. Tricholoma is generally mycorrhizal so that seems pretty unlikely. Obvious the specimens have been affected by the weather, but the gills are not quite as crowded as I’m used to seeing in Melanoleuca, but still reasonable in my opinion.

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By: goatshoes
2012-12-28 11:47:56 CST (-0600)

Thanks for the input! I agree they are a bit weather beaten. I am very exited just to be able to spot any gilled mushrooms mid December in Pennsylvania.

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