Observation 174875: Laccaria tortilis (Bolton) Cooke
When: 2014-08-21

Notes: Found with Lunularia cruciata, a lungwart. Growing in damp areas of heavily mulched (wood chips).

Same fungus as found yesterday (8/20). Collected 6 specimens. Am currently drying them, trying for a spore print. The lungwart seems to be specific to swampy seeps where overwatering occurs. Inocybe (MO 174874) also found in same clump of Lunularia cruciata. Possible mycorrhizal association?

Images

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Collection of 6 in hand, some showing Lunularia cruciata still attached to substrate.
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Gills pale pink to orange, with complex cross-hatching.
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Stipe barely elevates gills above substrate.
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Lobe of Lunularia cruciata obscuring stipe.
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Front of fungus showing small scales, which is arranged like a fan. Small whitish scales on cap surface.
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Complex cross-hatching of gills.
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Simple gills.
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Side-view of multiple cap, arrising from same stipe.
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Partially exposed gills.
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In addition to cross-hatching, this specimen had gills that appear to be growing together for part of their length.
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Small whitish scales on cap.
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A single cap, but deeply in-rolled and lobed. Some gills exposed.
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Stipe is at lower-left of photo. Almost all of this specimen was wrapped around the stipe.
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