Observation 157744: Arrhenia epichysium (Pers.) Redhead, Lutzoni, Moncalvo & Vilgalys

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Thanks Mycowalt.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2015-10-24 10:31:28 PDT (-0700)

That was what I was thinking. Evolution is still occurring so we get variability.
My best example of variability is a Bolbitius titubans with a fibrillose not viscid cap:
http://mushroomobserver.org/131464?q=2eyTR

Variability
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-10-24 08:57:40 PDT (-0700)

Seems to be in play here. I am not that familiar with either species. Looking at your other observation, you may be right.

Yes I understand that.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2015-10-24 08:11:35 PDT (-0700)

But Mr. Leacock said they were smooth which would mislead people to believe there would be no scales at all. Only the very young had the scales usually near the center, the older specimens have been smooth. These were found growing at the exact same spot on the same log as my other observation: http://mushroomobserver.org/131522?q=1k5g6

The description
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-10-23 22:25:32 PDT (-0700)

says furfuraceous at the center, not the entire cap surface.

What does furfuraceous mean?
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2015-10-23 22:17:40 PDT (-0700)

I’m not saying your wrong but the description says they are furfuraceous at the center. Doesn’t that mean scaly? See description: http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Arrhenia_epichysium.html

The hairs on the cap
By: Patrick R. Leacock (MycoGuide)
2015-10-23 20:39:34 PDT (-0700)

The hairs on the cap rule out Arrhenia epichysium, which has a smooth cap that is translucent striate.

Mycowalt
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2015-10-23 19:30:32 PDT (-0700)

Would you like to share with us the information you have that compels you vote this to Agaricales? Thanks.

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