Observation 21861: Infundibulicybe gibba (Pers.) Harmaja

When: 2009-06-08

Collection location: Pipestem State Park, Summers Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

No specimen available

Found this growing under conifers Taste mild smell sweet. it seem to be in an arch

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I dont think its Tapinella
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-04 10:20:05 CST (-0500)

Those have distinctive velvety stems. this did not. I referred back to my notes on this observation, Spore print white. There was a slight sweet almond odor to this. These where in an arch almost a fairy ring growing under pine. i have found Tapinella on many occasion and have never found them growing in this manner. I find Tapinella growing on wood as a solitary fungi or in two and threes. I have found them growing next to wood also.

I have been going back and
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-01-04 00:48:58 CST (-0500)

forth on this all night…
My biggest argument for Tapinella is it’s my gut felling. I know, it’s not very convincing. But I’ll try to convince some of you… if you look at the picture on the smaller two sizes you say right away Tapinella it has “the look”. Also the wrinkled gills around the stipe and the wavy cap.
blow these gills up all the way and compare…
It’s all I got but I have convinced myself.

also could be
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-06-08 22:19:15 CDT (-0400)

Could be Clitocybe maxima but it is my understanding it is west of the rockies. This was found well east under Virginia pine.

Spore print
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-06-08 22:12:30 CDT (-0400)

Spore print White and it appeared to be growing in somewhat of a fairy ring or arch

Spore color?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-06-08 20:37:47 CDT (-0400)

This looks more like young Paxillus atrotomentosus (Tapinella) but the gills are very white and the stipe base is not clearly shown. It looks too robust for I. gibba

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