Observation 206982: Megacollybia rodmani J.L. Mata, Aime & T.W. Henkel f. rodmani

When: 2015-06-18

Collection location: Waterford, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)

No specimen available

I found this in mulch. It seems like Megacollybia, however in tasting [& spitting] it, I found it to lack a bitter aftertaste, and instead having a rich mushroomy flavor. Any suggestions?

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Recognized by sight: brown cap, no conspicuous rhizomorphs, mild taste

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By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2015-06-19 08:47:09 CDT (-0500)

I see. The rhizomorph pictured here isn’t as long (probably just got cut off), and isn’t white (I think because the mulch colored it), but is still sufficiently thick.

f. murina
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-06-19 08:39:13 CDT (-0500)

has thick white rhizomorphs at base of stem in my experience—see obs 205525.


Roody is the author…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-06-19 01:32:13 CDT (-0500)

of “Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians.”

rhizomorphs & Roody
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2015-06-18 23:54:05 CDT (-0500)

1st pic seems to show rhizomorphs, no?


By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2015-06-18 23:50:01 CDT (-0500)

I found it attached to a roughly 1.25 cubic inch chunk of wood. If there was more below, i don’t know.

This can’t grow on just mulch?

Looks like Megacollybia to me.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-06-18 19:48:49 CDT (-0500)

Roody mentions the ragged gill edges. Any wood buried under that mulch?

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