Observation 149212: “Gasteromycetes” Fr.
When: 2013-10-13
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

on creek bank in mixed woods, mostly Hemlock
10 cm wide x 8 cm high
bruises brown, has a soft texture
spores 10 – 13.5 µ; globose, sometimes subglobose, sometimes a bit irregular
thick walled, wall 1 -1.5 µ

This is a very strange mushroom and has me stumped. The closest I could come to was Truncocolumella, which has different shaped spores and I don’t think occurs in East Tennessee.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-27 19:49:27 PDT (-0700)

It does have locules, but you have to enlarge the photo to maximum to see them.

It also has a well-developed stipe, which comprises about 2/3 of the sporocarp.

Locules are located in the upper 1/3 of the sporocarp, and are relatively few.

This is pretty cool
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2013-10-27 12:16:32 PDT (-0700)

Maybe Tom Bruns would know what it is. Or Darvin…

don’t think it’s Gastrosuillus either (based on available info)…
By: Steve Roberts (Mushroom World)
2013-10-27 11:31:47 PDT (-0700)

I did check Gastrosuillus in the N. American Bolete book (Bessette et al), but the spore dimensions didn’t line up. The only species listed to occur in Eastern N. America was G. laricinus, which occurs under larch, something we don’t have. There may be more eastern species of Gastrosuillus, but if there are, the literature I have access to doesn’t cover them.

You’re right.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-27 10:55:14 PDT (-0700)

Truncocolumella it isn’t. Have you considered Gastrosuillus? Looks sequestrate, but not especially loculate.

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