Observation 137315: Mitrula Fr.

When: 2013-06-21

Collection location: Seven Tubs Natural Area, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Growing in and nearby water.

Larger fruit bodies were pinkish. Pinkish ones were in one square yard, yellow ones http://mushroomobserver.org/137432 in another square yard several steps away.

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This observation was made…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-06-18 22:54:42 MDT (-0600)

in the exact same small stream drainage area as this new one obs 167779.

Spore shape for this new obs supports M. elegans.

I agree vjp.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-06-23 18:01:34 MDT (-0600)

I unsuccessfully tried to get a spore print, and the smash mount I did on a little of the material did not turn up any spores. I was hoping that spore shape may have brought me closer to an ID. I think “Mitrula” is the best name to apply to this collection. Thanks for your input.

By: vjp
2013-06-23 17:52:09 MDT (-0600)

have done microscopy on a bunch of Mitrula from Maine this summer and everyone turned out to be M. elegans. Some of the specimens had pinkish hues and “cap” shape varied. I think Mitrula need microscopy for identification.

I looked for spores…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-06-23 17:44:18 MDT (-0600)

for the pinkish ones, but could find none.

Mitrula lunulatospora seems a good fit for the fatter pinkish ones. The thinner yellow ones were growing nearby in th same shallow pool of water. I think it’s reasonable to suppose that the first two photos may be of a different type than as seen in the third photo.

I’m removing the third photo and making it inot a seperate obs.

Created: 2013-06-22 11:19:26 MDT (-0600)
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