Observation 139395: Cortinarius caperatus (Pers.) Fr.

When: 2013-07-10

Collection location: Pembroke, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

On moss covered ground under hemlock. Cap up to 10 cm., pale yellow buff, convex to plane with uplifted wrinkled margin, central knob. Gills pale brown, broad, notched. Stem 10 cm. × 1-1.5 cm., off white with cream colored partial veil remnants on upper stem, swollen base, scurfy. Spore deposit rusty brown.

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Does seem early
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-07-10 13:43:41 PDT (-0700)

but a lot of mushrooms in this area are early this year. Global warming, microclimate, or the fact that we’ve had more variable temps this year with some 80’s in early May, 90’s late May, 90’s early June with cool wetter weather interspersed?

Early gypsy?
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2013-07-10 13:11:20 PDT (-0700)

You must have a short summer season in Maine. :) We don’t start seeing these down here in NJ till late September. I always thought the gypsy was a fall mushroom…

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