Observation 20837: Xeromphalina tenuipes (Schwein.) A.H. Sm.
When: 2009-05-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These little mushrooms remind me of Flammulina velutipes, but the caps are not sticky, and the gills are yellow instead of white.

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Other Xeromphalina go red.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-05-07 05:09:17 EDT (-0400)

Other Xeromphalina go quickly red in KOH, which would suggest better that genus, where something like Gymnopus would not. On the other hand Gymnopilus goes a dark brown to brick-red in KOH, and is brown capped on wood. But Gymnopilus is brown spored, and these don’t really look like Gymnopilus.

But I don’t really know this species, and I’m not sure all Xeromphalina go bright red in KOH, I just know that X. campanella and X. cauticinalis do, and that keep you from thinking they are some colorful Omphalina (or Rickenella). (Or some funny looking Mycena…)

no KOH
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-05-06 15:58:36 EDT (-0400)

… but what would the reaction tell us if I did have some?

Do you have KOH?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-05-06 05:25:59 EDT (-0400)

Does the cap of these turn red to brick-red with a drop of KOH?

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-05-05 22:23:30 EDT (-0400)

that sounds about right although I say ten-you-ippees

Thanks for the ID Mycowalt!
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-05-05 21:26:40 EDT (-0400)

How do you say that last part, ten-you-ee-pez?

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