Notes: Growing on a foul wet slope outside a basement on this cone, whose tree was not in sight, and this other woody debris a few inches away.
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I’m sure they are part of the mushroom. They are on 3 of the older specimens in your photos. I see them all over the mushroom: top, bottom, and sides of the cap.
The cone is pine. The uneven distribution of scales could be accounted for by several variables: insects, scraping against cone scales while maturing, etc.
Regarding point 4: “not a single Lactocolybia fb that I’ve seen on MO or Google images has cap stuff,” you may have a new species here, Jacob. Important to collect a voucher collection for future reference.
I don’t think the granules (?) are part of the mushroom. I think they’re part of the scattered layer of exogenous icky moldy crumbly white-to-yellow stuff around this patch. Chemical residue? Fungal? Bacterial?
It is admittedly weird to suggest that a ring of cap “tissue” isn’t part of the mushroom, but (a) there was lots of that stuff on the cone where the fb’s were growing, (b) it looks a little uneven/random, © the correspondence to the cap margin can be explained by symmetrical cap growth after a pin had been covered by it, and (d) not a single Lactocollybia fb that I’ve seen on MO or Google images has cap stuff.
What do you think?
great capture of the tiny scales on the rim of the cap, Jacob.
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