Observation 220237: Pluteus tomentosulus Peck

When: 2015-10-16

Collection location: Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

On wood. I dug into the substrate looking for a volva… thought this was Volvariella. Cap hairy. Spore print (thin) pinkish.

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Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: Large cystidia.
78% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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I’d say so, Walt.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-24 01:44:28 CDT (-0400)

Like you say in the comments (see link in previous comment), it’s the fuzzy cap surface that’s the real clincher. That’s what had me initially wondering about this possibly (not) being a Pluteus.

same species?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-10-24 01:35:03 CDT (-0400)
Upon further review…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-24 01:29:34 CDT (-0400)

I see nothing besides tomentosulus that fits this mushroom. And the micro fits well… broadly ellipsoid to subglobose smallish spores, wide flask-shaped cystidia (widely lageniform) without horns.

New one for me, Walt.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-23 09:55:29 CDT (-0400)

I see it now on the Quebec website. Looks like a bulls-eye, except there are some tricky Pluteus species out there.

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