Observation 188636: Laccaria Berk. & Broome

When: 2014-11-13

Collection location: Overton City Park, Overton, Smith Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: L G Price (LG_Price)

No specimen available

Singly and grouped along stream bank. Some have deep pansy like depression at the center, some do not. Some in moss, some in dirt.

Caps about 2 inches across for the very largest. Most mature caps about 1.5 inches across.

No significant smell, faintly mushroom.

There is a lot of sand in the soil.

Under mature loblolly and short-leafed pine.

Pale creamy white spore print color



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Possibility of two species here
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2014-11-16 12:51:54 EST (-0500)

I am wondering if there are actually two genera/species here.

The first photo of the cap with the deep indention. Ones like this were low over the water and I was not able to get to one of them. The ones further up the bank did not show indentations, the ones where I show the gills. There were some by the water that also showed poor or no indentations. I thought at the time that there was just a lot of variation in them.

I’m not sure if I can get back to sort this out, besides we are having hard freezes now.

Also for the identification of Laccaria, the ones I gathered did had short stems and fleshy/fibrous stems.
The stems were not tough or wiry. So the stems do not quite match Laccaria but it seems there is a lot of variation in the genus.

Created: 2014-11-16 00:20:40 EST (-0500)
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