Observation 132927: Simocybe P. Karst.
When: 2013-05-03
No herbarium specimen

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-29% (1)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: Spores look wrong for Tubaria.
30% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Cap description…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-04-13 09:28:33 PDT (-0700)

for S. centunctulus on MushroomExpert mentions a dry surface and a color that fades markedly as the mushroom ages. One photo on ME shows specimens that appear to feature a low umbo. Description of gills is “whitish or pale brownish, becoming brown to olive brown; with whitish, frayed-looking edges.” This is pretty close to what I see in this obs.

Note that the gills appear to be parasitized… at least that’s my take on the fuzzy stuff between the gills.

Audubon lists S. centunctulus as a summer-fall mushroom. Spores described as elliptical. 6-8×4-5 seems maybe a bit small when compared to the spores seen here (adjust measurements as seen in photo by +17%). Spore photo on ME shows spores with quotient smaller than the spores seen here. Also, the spores in this obs are perhaps a bit too brown for S. centunctulus.

“Promising” may be a bit of a stretch for the Simocybe proposal.

Any other Simocybe species to consider?

If Simocybe
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-04-13 08:49:00 PDT (-0700)

it seems unusually ̶d̶r̶y̶ [not sure what I meant… unsquishy?], unusually umbonate, has an unusually sharp/flat margin, and yellowish/orangish gills, and furless random-striate-hygrophanous? cap… at least for 99% of Simocybes on here (which automatically get called centunculus I guess…?)

MushroomExpert depiction…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-04-13 08:38:36 PDT (-0700)

of Simocybe centunctulus shows mushrooms that look quite similar. The shallow yet distinct striations seem fairly distinctive. But Kuo’s description of the spores is much different than the ones seen in this obs.

The only wood-inhabiting Galerina that fruits around here in spring seems to be G. marginata. This doesn’t look much like G. marginata. So I kinda doubt Galerina.

Thanks for the suggestions Britney and Jacob.

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