Observation 129577: Crepidotus (Fr.) Staude
When: 2013-02-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This mushroom was photographed in December 2011 and has been awaiting an identification. Today I looked through your gallery and saw a picture of Crepidotus cesatii. I am wondering if that is what my mushroom could be. It was growing alone on a deciduous branch.

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65% (3)
Recognized by sight: On wood, gilled, cap texture, centrally attached
-13% (2)
Recognized by sight
27% (1)
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Nevertheless I do not think
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-28 15:24:04 CST (-0600)

it’s petaloides. How about the size of the fungus, the substrate?

The description
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-02-28 15:17:05 CST (-0600)

@ mushroomexpert mentions that it occasionally occurs directly on wood.

H. petaloides?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-28 15:08:43 CST (-0600)

In my concept this grows on soil exclusively.

That’s my guess
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-02-28 15:07:15 CST (-0600)

But it is too pale for H. petaloides, No?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-02-28 14:18:25 CST (-0600)
I do not think
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-28 11:23:52 CST (-0600)

it is a Crepidotus. What about Panellus, Cheimonophyllum and the like?
But then I will not rule out Crepidotus entirely if it is a very young one.

hard to believe that this shroom has brown spores…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-02-28 10:39:13 CST (-0600)

size also matters.

it reminds me a bit of Trogia, but that’s a tropical species. We’d have to be in rather severe climate change for Chicago to be tropical in December!

Define branch?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-02-28 10:21:27 CST (-0600)

What size are the fungi and the branch?

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-27 18:00:02 CST (-0600)

a Crepidotus has no stem or has a very rudimentary stem. Might this be growing on a small stub of the branch?

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