Observation 223542: Echinoderma asperum (Pers.) Bon

When: 2015-11-21

Collection location: Spring Hill Park, Longview, Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: L G Price (LG_Price)

Specimen available

Habitat: mixed woods. Directly under a cedar and privet but many small trees around including Oak, princess tree, Sweet Gum.

General: Both the mature specimen and the immature specimen had dry pileus and stem. I saw no indication that they had been glutinous. However, it has been dry for the last 2-3 days preceeded by heavy rains that could have washed off the glutinous material.

Smell: fresh smell
Taste: did not

Spore Print: white
Spore photos, measurements, TBD.

Cap: Max 2.5 inches. White Context. (Scabrose? not sure if this is the best descriptor but I don’t think the bumps on the cap are warts.) Appendiculate.

Gills: free, white, close, short gills.

Partial Veil: white, like a cobweb, very fragile, did not leave a noticable ring.

Stipe: white with orange-tan scabrose adhesions, like the cap. Rooted, white mycellium. Slightly clubbed at base.



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Enchinoderma asperum or Enchinoderma asperum Group?
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2015-11-22 14:35:00 CST (-0500)

I’ve been searching the web for information about this species. It appears to be originally a species identified in Europe.

The one I photographed did not have a persistent annulus. (I haven’t looked at the spores yet) There were several (2-3 dried up) 1 mature fresh and the one immature. None had a ring/annulus.

I’m not sure when species are pulled off into groups, who decides, etc. But this species seems to be a good candidate for group.

Created: 2015-11-21 20:13:36 CST (-0500)
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