Observation 156322: Xeromphalina cauticinalis subsp. pubescentipes Redhead

When: 2013-12-26

Collection location: Peachtree City, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)

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At first I thought the glistening white area
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-12-31 13:04:18 CST (-0500)

at the top of the stipe was water reflection but I now think it is a deposit ofwhite spores. The gills are clearly running down the stem and I think that is not a feature of Gymnopolis. Thanks for the explanation on the lack of striation on the cap margin, I wasn’t aware of that.


Are you just viewing the thumb?
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-12-31 12:28:20 CST (-0500)

Expand the image to full size. The lamellae are clearly anastomosing, as in the other obs. The apex of the stipe is clearly covered in white spore mass. The pileus margin is not presenting as sulcate because it is hygrophanous and wet.

PS to Mykes
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-12-31 12:19:45 CST (-0500)

good pics of cap and base would help if you do find these again

By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-12-31 12:17:22 CST (-0500)

Admittedly the photo is blurry in all but a couple of places but I see no pleating at the cap margin nor do I see cross veining in the gills—both macro features of Xeromphalina as you point out. The cap color is more yellow brown than red brown which is consistent with Gymnopilus. Both genera have hairy stems according to M. Kuo. You may be right that the orange brown patch on the stem to the right of the gills that are in focus is composed of just fibrils but they are colored differently from the stem areas above and below them and could be spore deposits I think. Hopefully Mykes can get a spore print.


Those are fibrils
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-12-31 12:02:32 CST (-0500)

Please read this description and tell me what you think-


Convex pileus 5mm – 2.5mm with a central depression. Reddish brown at umbo fading to ochre/yellow. Margin striate. Taste is bitter either immediately or slowly. Gills ochre/yellow and decurrent with veins in between. Stalk tough, 1mm – 2.mm thick, often with a small bulb at the base. Dark brown below and burnt orange at the apex. Minute orange hairs along the length of the stipe, visible with a strong hand lens, and more dense at the base. Fruits in duff under conifers in scattered groups.

I think Richard is right
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-12-31 11:51:51 CST (-0500)

there are orange brown spores on stem of middle FB

What color are the spore prints?!
By: Byrain
2013-12-31 11:44:49 CST (-0500)
By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-12-31 11:42:32 CST (-0500)

EDIT: my apologies, I actually never collected these! Good news is this was within 100 yards from my house… I’ll look for more this afternoon.

By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-12-31 08:21:37 CST (-0500)

You’ve been drying these, I trust?

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-12-27 02:38:55 CST (-0500)

i see rusty yellow spores on the stipe…

what do you think?

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