Observation 135020: Melanoleuca Pat.

This Brown capped fungi had a definite button shape centre,(appendicualte I think is the term),and had a second similar growth in close proximity. The cap was about 3" across. The fungi was located on the substrate of the forest floor.

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Melanoleuca vs Leucopaxillus
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-03-15 18:36:51 CDT (-0400)

cap texture is rubbery/pluteish, not soft/clitocybeish
stipe is distinctly straight
stipe texture is stringy/vertically striate, not smooth
cap is distinctly horizontal w.r.t. stipe
cap is dark all the way to the margin
not enough gills for a Leucopaxillus
gills don’t run down the stipe
cap flaring sharply upward is more common in Melanoleuca than Leucopaxillus
basal Leucopaxillus mycelium is not so soft

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-03-15 18:17:16 CDT (-0400)

please enlighten me on your vote…


Thanks GK. Couldnt remember.

Term is
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-05-31 03:39:00 CDT (-0400)

This looks like a mixture between Tricholoma and Melanoleuca but it is neither I think.

Created: 2013-05-30 23:00:48 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2014-03-16 07:43:43 CDT (-0400)
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