Observation 196705: Hebeloma (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2015-01-19
Who: hajhouse
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found growing in a flower pot. Stipe 2 to 3 cm; white; interior more or less white, fibrous texture. No ring or volva. No discoloration observed where cut. Pileus 2 to 3 cm in diameter, campanulate, white apart from a brown center. Gills free; off-white (very light brown). Spore print medium brown.

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By: hajhouse
2015-01-21 07:41:12 GMT (+0000)

Yes, it is a distinct possibility that some garden soil in the pot was the source of some mycelium. Unfortunately I don’t remember where I got the soil that is now in this pot. I’d love to mail a sample to someone with greater expertise than mine who can confirm or correct the identification.

I wonder if…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-01-20 23:54:40 GMT (+0000)

the pot was filled with material dug up that just happened to include rootlets and attached myceliium…?

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-20 21:13:10 GMT (+0000)

I often see Hebeloma in very marginal mycorrhizal settings (single trees in urban planters), but this is a new level… Amazing. I wonder if they are not facultatively mycorrhizal?

yes, open to soil
By: hajhouse
2015-01-20 20:35:47 GMT (+0000)

While it is perhaps a stretch to deem this a mycorrhizal fungus, it cannot be ruled out. The flower pot is open to the ground underneath through a 15 millimeter hole. There are candidate trees12 meters away (Q. lobata).

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-01-20 04:40:16 GMT (+0000)

Did the flower pot have a bottom? As far as I know Hebelomas are mycorrhizal. It does look like a Hebeloma but…

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