Observation 24148: Tetrapyrgos nigripes (Schwein.) E. Horak
When: 2009-08-08
No herbarium specimen

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frequent misidentification
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-01-19 17:56:59 PST (-0800)

Quoted from http://www.mycologia.org/cgi/content/full/97/3/667:

“…herbarium-deposited North American material of M. candidus often have been misdetermined as Tetrapyrgos nigripes (Desjardin pers obs). We reserve judgment on whether Marasmiellus sect. Candidi belongs to a redefined Tetrapyrgos or represents a distinct lineage until further species of the group are added to the analyses.”

It looks as though the differentiation between M. candidus and T. nigripes is a matter of some pretty specific microscopy. Anyone know of any surefire macroscopic characteristics which distinguish the two?

EDIT: was going to add this comment to all M. candidus and T. nigripes, but I thought that might be a bit annoying.

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