Observation 211433: Tricholoma aurantium (Schaeff.) Ricken

When: 2015-07-25

Collection location: Letchworth State Park, Castile, New York, USA [Click for map]

42.5888° -78.0145° 305m

Who: Garrett Taylor (cappy)

No specimen available

This one had a orange juice on the cap when it was picked. Pretty sturdy context so not Lactarius. It had square gill edges colored like the cap. I didn’t see any spores in the sample I looked at. Tricholoma?



Proposed Names

15% (2)
Recognized by sight
46% (2)
Recognized by sight
84% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: 1) Mushrooms of WV and the Central Appalachians by W. C. Roody
2) Tricholomas of North America by Bessette/Bessette/Roody/Trudell

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Garrett Taylor (cappy)
2015-07-27 21:38:46 EDT (-0400)

for the I.D., Igor, for the tips on future I.D., Dave, and for the tips on using M.O. and for backing up my hunch, Jacob!

I have never…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-07-27 11:40:31 EDT (-0400)

…collected one myself or seen it in the flesh, but I immediately recalled a dead ringer image in one of the field guides (it was Roody’s). A few minutes of flipping through the books, and voila! :) Indeed, Dave, it’s a very distinctive species!

T. aurantium…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-07-27 11:32:13 EDT (-0400)

is a very distinctive mushroom species. The red coating on the lower 90% of the stipe, the abruptly white stipe apex, and the red cap color that mirrors the lower stipe are all very consistent traits. I usually don’t find this until mid September. But this year I found some a few weeks ago.

“Agaricales sensu lato” vote confidence
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-07-27 10:56:40 EDT (-0400)

Votes on MO are for what you think are for what you think is the best name for an observation. “An I’d Call It That” vote for “Agaricales sensu lato” will override most more useful suggestions, e.g. all “Promising” votes for a family, genus, or species.

So just leave "Agaricales sensu lato” as “Could Be”, or if you strongly doubt that anyone could come up with a good guess, maybe go for “Promising”… :)

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