Observation 24354: Pseudobaeospora Singer

When: 2009-08-15

Collection location: Wayne National Forest, Athens Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

-82% (3)
Recognized by sight
-82% (3)
Used references: same species IDed as L. amethystina here:
76% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Per Else’s suggestion

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By: Lynx Gallagher (Lynx)
2013-10-12 22:08:30 PDT (-0700)

Did you get a chance to scope the spores? I have found what I am thinking currently to be in the Laccaria based mostly on spore micromorphology. Do you have a good source for keys for this genus?

Yes small mushroom
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-15 20:41:39 PDT (-0700)

This mushroom is about an inch tall, growing from leaf litter near a dry stream bed, Under mixed hardwoods in an old strip mine.

Thank you Else!
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-15 20:32:54 PDT (-0700)

I suspected this little purple guy was not a Laccaria.

looks much more like a Pseudobaeospora
By: else
2009-08-15 20:18:59 PDT (-0700)

the summary says it all – this looks on the photo a small mushroom, which would fit Pseudobaeospora perfectly well.
Laccarias do not have such cystidia on the stipe apex, nor so many hyphal strands sticking out from the stipe.

Created: 2009-08-15 19:23:34 PDT (-0700)
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