Observation 136201: Xeromphalina campanella group

When: 2013-06-11

Collection location: Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sharon Elber (SharonElber)

No specimen available

The decayed stump that these were on was in mixed woods and I was unable to confirm if it was on hardwood or coniferous stump….is it possible these are instead kauffmanii?


6-10-13 Xeromphalina campanella pkwy floyd.jpg
6-10-13 Xeromphalina campanella 2 pkwy floyd.jpg

Proposed Names

-8% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Roody “Mushrooms of West Virginia and Central Appalachians”
28% (1)
Used references: Aldrovandi et al, 2015: “The Xeromphalina campanella/kauffmanii complex: species delineation and biogeographical patterns of speciation” – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26297781

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X. campanella indistinguishable from X. enigmatica without mating studies or DNA
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-12-14 15:22:21 CST (-0500)

Xeromphalina campanella can be distinguished from X. enigmatica only by mating studies or DNA sequencing. They’re effectively identical in macroscopic features, microscopic features, chemical features, geographic location, and substrate preference.

Created: 2013-06-12 13:33:20 CDT (-0400)
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