Observation 196607: Tricholomopsis Singer
When: 2015-01-15

Notes: Maybe Paxillus Fr.MO Obs:http://mushroomobserver.org/162776?q=2UUne. Cap bright yellow and stipe partially bright yellow. Growing on wood. (at base of tree.) Stipe dense, and gills close. No other specific noticeable identifying attributes. Some recent rain. Full Spore print unsuccessful, however partial (perimeter dark brown..

Proposed Names

2% (3)
Recognized by sight
-7% (5)
Recognized by sight: Slightly descending gills, scales on cap, off-center stipe.
41% (4)
Recognized by sight
64% (4)
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By: Roy Halling (royh)
2015-04-29 10:10:14 EDT (-0400)

is what I’d call it. Austropaxillus has forked lamellae and a brown spore print. If you want to see Austropaxillus infundibuliformis, go here: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/vh/specimen.php?irn=938760.

To see Austropaxillus muelleri, go here: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/vh/specimen.php?irn=898743

Paxillus only occurs in the Northern Hemisphere as far as I’m aware.


Have had difficulty in getting anything so far that looks like spores. Haven’t given up.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-25 10:27:16 EST (-0500)

couldn’t the depression early noted be near the stipe? Specimens of native Paxillus have incorporated both on occasion.

Scoped Gills

I will do my best to try and get some scoped images loaded in the next day or so.

re: Agaricaceae proposal
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-01-21 23:01:40 EST (-0500)


By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-01-21 16:46:15 EST (-0500)

you are absolutely right.

i wasn’t apologizing for the name proposal. i was apologizing because i made a mistake. ;)

i thought this observation shared some similarities with Austropaxillus infundibuliformis. here is a description:

from: http://archive.org/...

my point …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-01-21 15:40:52 EST (-0500)

was that there is certainly not enough information to make even a genus determination here. I am certainly personally not aware of all of the possible genera in OZ. I suspect there are quite a few in need of formal description, let alone the locally run of the mill “oddities” that we North Americans have never seen before.

does “Austropaxillus” have typical Paxillus characters? Because I am not seeing them. No cap depression, no forking gills, no inrolled margin and I am just betting that the gills won’t peel off easily.

you don’t have to apologize for a name proposal, even a purely by the seat of your pants proposal.
we all do it. but I think that those sorts of IDs are way more valid when we are guessing in our own region, with species and genera that we are already well familiar with.

I apologize…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-01-21 14:54:26 EST (-0500)

I meant to propose Austropaxillus…not Leucopaxillus.
Still, not sure if that makes a difference or not.

At first glance, I thought Gymnopilus was possible as well…

Also, a lot of “terrestrial” species are capable of fruiting from well decayed or decaying wood.

OZ is a world apart …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-01-21 12:01:26 EST (-0500)

I think it premature to impose our NA concepts on these collections.

The gills of Paxillus are easily peeled away from the cap; the spores resemble those of the boletes.
Was this also true for this collection and the similar one that Alan IDed as Paxillus?

Both Paxillus and Leucopaxillus are terrestrial.

Try throwing one of those “coloring” gills under your scope, Ian, and see what turns up, unstained.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-21 02:18:28 EST (-0500)

ok, then.


All yours matey…. kk

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-19 09:38:43 EST (-0500)

is possible. I you don’t suggest it Ian, I will.

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