Observation 192097: Hebeloma cavipes Huijsman

When: 2014-10-03

Collection location: Deep River County Park, Hobart, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Marielle Biscocho (mbiscoch)

No specimen available

This specimen was associated with the soil, and it was found among fallen leaves from hardwood.
-Only a few sample was collected—immature and mature.
-I didn’t detect a distinctive smell other than the smell of wet dirt.
-The diameter of the light brown pileus was measured to be about 2.6 cm.
-When I felt the smooth surface of the mature pileus, the combination of moisture and greasiness made the pileus felt somewhat slimy to the touch. As compared to this pileus, the immature cap didn’t have this slimy texture.
-The pileal shape was convex/hemispheric, and the margin was also smooth. -When the pileus was damaged with my pocket knife, I observed some tacky liquid coming out. I can’t be sure what this substance was if it wasn’t water because I didn’t observe gill latex when I damaged the gills.
-The flesh of the specimen was a white/cream color.
-The cream/white stipe was centrally located; it measured to be about 5 cm in length and 0.5 cm in width.
-When the specimen was halved, I observed that the stipe was solid and equal shaped throughout.
-The base was inserted.
-The surface of the stipe had a slippery and lubricous feel to it.
-The stipe also appeared to be shiny (probably due to the substance making it feel lubricous) and fibrillose.
-The tan gills were adnexed and even. It was observed to have two lamellae tiers that were arranged in a regular fashion.
-The spore print was dark brown. The light brown spores appeared to be almond shaped and smooth under 40x magnification


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