Observation 221777: Callistosporium luteo-olivaceum (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Singer

When: 2015-11-04

Collection location: Monkey Hill Rd., Oak Harbor, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Rand Workman (Ranmofod)

Specimen available

Growing on a Douglas Fir stump.
Herbarium specimen @ UCSC’s Ken Norris Center.

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Mushroom Observing
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-11-11 14:04:17 PST (-0800)

done right.

Sounds good!
By: Rand Workman (Ranmofod)
2015-11-11 00:12:48 PST (-0800)

I’m happy it made it intact and it was fun doing the small amount of documentation on the subject.
Thanks again for your interest Christian and also the speedy ID and reply.

Specimen received
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-11-10 18:20:49 PST (-0800)

Hi Rand – thanks for the excellent notes with your specimen!

My inspection of the fruitbody suggests to me that this is Callistosporium luteo-olivaceum.

The photos looked more greyish-brown, but looks more greenish-yellow in person and in some photos.

The yellow gills have developed a few dull reddish stains, which sometimes happens with this species. The stipe is flattened and cartilaginous, and your notes indicate that it was on a coniferous stump, which also fits well for this species.

I will drop a bit of KOH on it to look for the red reaction.

It will be added it to the Fungal herbarium at UCSC’s Ken Norris Center.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-11-05 08:06:02 PST (-0800)

Sure, I’d be happy to look at it.
I’ll PM my address.

No charcoal immediately close.
By: Rand Workman (Ranmofod)
2015-11-04 17:57:56 PST (-0800)

It was in a backyard, stump maybe 16" tall, 30 feet from current firepit.
Yes I can collect tomorrow, would you like it Christian?

Interesting mushroom
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-11-04 17:32:22 PST (-0800)

Was it near burned ground? Any charcoal around?
Can you get dry a specimen of this?

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