Observation 24990: Crepidotus (Fr.) Staude

When: 2009-09-05

Collection location: South Kitsap Park, Kitsap Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Peter Santerre

No specimen available

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Eye3
Recognized by sight: Had some help pointing me in the right direction from another forum. Arora keys seem to confirm Crepidotus applanatus, but unsure of the variation.
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Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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It is a Crepidotus at least…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-09-06 04:15:05 CDT (-0400)

This is certainly a Crepidotus, but I don’t think it is C. applanatus. The macro features for C. applanatus is a smooth cap, no fibrous coating or a very slight fibrous surface, that is always pure white. Also the surface is hygrophanous, from a translucent partially striate surface, to a dull white surface.

This one has a slightly pigmented fibrous surface. I can’t tell if it was hygrophanous, it doesn’t look so, although these might be already dry.

Getting to species in Crepidotus really needs a scope, at least a shot of the spores. There is a lot of variation in spores in Crepidotus, not sure why, it is kinda interesting the many differences in spores you can see in this genus. Without a good shot of spores, and of cystidia (and exsitance of clamps… but not convinced of their importance…), it is hard to get to species. There are only a few species you can id and believe from macrofeatures alone.

Corrections or confirmation appreciated as always.
By: Peter Santerre
2009-09-06 01:31:49 CDT (-0400)

Learning as i go! :)

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