Observation 195694: Podaxis Desv.
When: 2015-01-06
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

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52% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms of Hawaii
83% (1)
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Sizes varied…may remain a mystery.
By: jeff (theoneje)
2015-06-05 19:53:57 PDT (-0700)

There were lots of different sizes, although some of the larger ones I found are pictured. I didn’t know the different possibilities with Podaxis (didn’t go beyond the Mushrooms of Hawaii Book).

Doing some measurement based on the pictures (a nickel is just over 2 cm long), it looks like the stems are around 1.5 cm thick and the larger ones are in the lower 20 cm. long range while the smaller ones are certainly under 15.

Looks like Podaxis sp. is a better description than pistallaris unless we know if all possibilities range to Hawaii…which I have no idea.

Thanks for the info,


How big are these?
By: Byrain
2015-05-30 20:50:47 PDT (-0700)

Need more info for Podaxis unless these are large.

48. Mature cap rounded-cylindrical, more or less like a shaggy mane cap; volva absent. 49

49. Mushroom 15-45 cm high at maturity; stem 1.5-3 cm thick at apex; in North America known from southern California, southern Arizona, and southern Texas (and probably to be expected in Mexico); spores mostly under 10 µ long, with a distinct pore. Podaxis longii

49. Mushroom smaller than above (under 20 cm high, with stem up to 1.5 cm thick at apex); distributed throughout western and southwestern North America; spores variously sized, with or without a distinct pore. 50

50. Most spores over 9 µ long, with a conspicuous pore.
Podaxis pistillaris
at MykoWeb

50. Most spores under 7.5 µ long, with an inconspicuous pore or without an apparent pore. 51

51. Spores ellipsoid, generally under 7 µ long; gleba olive brown to yellowish brown. Podaxis argentinus

51. Spores subglobose, generally longer than 7 µ long; gleba reddish brown. Podaxis microporus

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