Observation 202787: Hygrophoraceae Lotsy

When: 2015-04-14

Collection location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: AJ (j7u)

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White spored
By: AJ (j7u)
2015-05-02 18:49:41 CEST (+0200)
Growing from wood and soil
By: AJ (j7u)
2015-05-02 01:49:59 CEST (+0200)
Unfortunately not
By: AJ (j7u)
2015-04-17 16:42:49 CEST (+0200)

I wasn’t even sure if there were spores on the slide until I put it under magnification, where they appear green. Though I’m starting to doubt that they have the roughened appearance that Rhodocybe spores have. I’ll update with more micrographs.

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-04-17 13:39:36 CEST (+0200)

seem to make a good case for Rdodocybe; irregularly shaped but not angular/polygonal like a true Entoloma, q < 1.5. AJ, did you get a spore print color?

A very interesting find at this latitude for this early in the season.

Spore micrograph added – 1000x
By: AJ (j7u)
2015-04-16 21:28:56 CEST (+0200)

I need to recalibrate my scope to measure them, though.

No below freezing temps since 4/4.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-04-15 18:44:08 CEST (+0200)

But no really unusually warm weather either.

Whatever this mushroom is, it seems like an interesting find for this time of year.

Thanks Dave
By: AJ (j7u)
2015-04-15 04:12:44 CEST (+0200)

Here’s a cool site I found that shows our recent weather better than I could explain:

This does look like P. cyathifomis to me.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-04-15 03:25:34 CEST (+0200)

Material I have IDed as such has been collected in late-summer/fall.

Some types of mushrooms generally considered to be fall mushrooms occasionally appear in spring. What type of weather have you experienced in the Erie area these past two weeks, AJ?

Forked adnate gills make me think P. cyathiformis but
By: AJ (j7u)
2015-04-15 02:32:00 CEST (+0200)

Season seems off, gill spacing seems too wide and it just looks different from other observations I’ve been checking out. Unfortunately I did not collect specimens.

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