Observation 150543: Gymnopilus bellulus (Peck) Murrill
When: 2013-10-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I thought these tiny wood-inhabitors were likely Tricholomopsis, until I saw the rusty brown spore print.

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Thanks for the help, Rich.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-11-03 14:35:18 CST (-0500)

How does one go about finding an herbarium to accept this type of material?

Photo shows spore lengths topping out at just over 5.5. After correcting for error in the micrometer (add ~17%) this puts the max length at about 6.

BTW Rich, you may want to check out the latest discussion regarding this collection I made in 2012.
http://mushroomobserver.org/114608

Dave…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-11-03 08:40:46 CST (-0500)

if the spores are indeed that size…
then they are most likely Gymnopilus bellulus.
very cool find.
you should donate these to a PA herbarium.
i haven’t looked much, but it should be a pretty rare find for your area.

Wow
By: Hunter hunter
2013-11-02 22:56:42 CDT (-0400)
Looks like I need to quit considering most lbms as Galerina. Lol anyone wanna donate a scope? Cool find encourages me to slow down and really look at things!
Rich, spores are smaller…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-11-01 19:58:53 CDT (-0400)

than Gymns I have examined in the past. Looks like lengths are up to about 6 with widths under 4.

Material is still in my home. Is there a micro thing I may have a chance of finding with my old scope?

Looks similar to Eric’s collection… varying tiers of lamellulae, grains toward stipe apex; about 150 or so miles north of me.
http://mushroomobserver.org/113251?q=1bMyn

Dave…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-11-01 19:24:06 CDT (-0400)

can you check the spore size??

this might be G. bellulus, if the spores are small (3.5-5.5 × 2.6-3.5).

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