Observation 12255: Laccaria ohiensis (Mont.) Singer
When: 2008-10-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: only several of them where growing under some white oak. The lined caps and the small size seem to be the key features. Apparantly somewhat rare This is the only time i have found them. I have found othere laccarias which seem to be common . Spore print is white.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:38 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Conard Area New River Gorge Fayette Co. West Virginia’ to ‘near Cunard River Access, New River Gorge National River, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA

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Recognized by sight: oonnly several of them growing under hard woods white oak
Used references: Mushroomexpert.com
Based on microscopic features: spores 8 microns round with spines

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hard to get a sense of size from your photo…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-09 16:40:04 CEST (+0200)

…and can’t really see the lines, either. but of course, it’s different in hand. nice that you scoped it for ID.

I was a bit horrified to discover how many species of superficially similar Laccaria species we have here in the West, effectively eliminating those casual in-hand slam dunk IDs.

Created: 2008-10-09 16:35:04 CEST (+0200)
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