Observation 136163: Gymnopus (Pers.) Roussel
When: 2013-06-11
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Edge of a lawn where leaf litter and need litter accumulates.

Caps yellow with orangish central umbo, fading to two-toned (last macro photo >1 hour after harvest). Cap margin striate. Stipe hollow. Taste mild, slowly to radish-like.

Spores elliptical, some subfusiform on one end (although not to the extent as seen in Kuo’s photo).

Micro-shots… first gill edge in Congo red, second smash mount focus on gill edge, third spores in KOH/Congo red.

Proposed Names

18% (2)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushroom Expert
Based on microscopic features: Cheilocystidia abundant
28% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Walt, I’ve been wondering about…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-06-12 23:28:03 CDT (-0400)

what traits lead away from Marasmius. I’m guessing that browish color and the translucent appearance of the stipe are telling. Also, the striate cap margin seen in this obs seems out of character for Marasmius, although MushroomExpert says the cap of M. strictipes may be “faintly lined at the margin.”

Small white-spored saprobes seem to me to be one of the most difficult groups of mushrooms to understand.

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