Observation 221931: Mutinus elegans (Mont.) Fisch.
When: 2015-10-18
(42.6836° -80.463° 201m)

Tall grass prairie restoration, sandy soil

See also 215732

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By: Chris Hay (hayfield)
2017-01-20 19:31:36 CST (-0500)

On second look and reading descriptions, the stem gradually narrowing to the tip and being wider in the middle (uneven) seems diagnostic for M. elegans. This specimen is just a shorter one and the slime area isn’t as long, I guess. I may still check spores later to confirm (luckily the size ranges don’t overlap, much).

M. elegans vs. caninus
By: Chris Hay (hayfield)
2015-11-06 17:55:35 CST (-0500)

Mycowalt – can you please explain why you propose elegans? The distinctions from Kuo seem like they would be variable, so maybe you are suggesting either one is about as likely. Perhaps I will need to measure spores.

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