Observation 208926: Multifurca ochricompacta (Bills & O.K. Miller) Buyck & V. Hofst.

When: 2015-07-05

Collection location: Umstead State Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)

No specimen available

I picked that genus based on a search for the gill type. I’ve never seen anything like it. With dichotomusly branching gills, mocking my phylogenetics training . . .

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
-19% (3)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
51% (5)
Recognized by sight: cf. ochricompacta/aurantiophylla
62% (3)
Recognized by sight: M. aurantiophylla is known from New Caledonia under Nothofagus

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2016-03-23 08:51:50 CDT (-0400)

Sorry to say I don’t have any further evidence for this mushroom. Where I spotted this gem is state park property and I’m not supposed to be collecting. I had thought it was going to be an easy Lactarius at first!

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2016-03-22 10:19:47 CDT (-0400)

Did you keep the specimen? Can you provide microscopy of the spores?

This looks to be a nice fit!
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-07-06 13:57:12 CDT (-0400)
dichotomus gills
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-07-06 07:22:02 CDT (-0400)

I kinda thought I’d find a nice list of ’shrooms with those gills, it seems so utterly distinctive, is it actually NOT so distinctive?

The thing definitely had the feel of a waxy cap, the stature and texture was right!

Created: 2015-07-05 14:15:09 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2016-03-23 20:35:37 CDT (-0400)
Viewed: 138 times, last viewed: 2018-02-18 19:12:19 CST (-0500)
Show Log