Observation 25122: Gerronema strombodes (Berk. & Mont.) Singer

When: 2009-08-07

Collection location: Boone Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: MOFunGuy (jrapp)

No specimen available

I found this mushroom growing on or from under an old decayed log in hardwoods. I haven’t seen it before and am not sure of it’s ID. It is distinct with a bright greenish-yellow cap with black fibers and yellow decurrent gills. The stem is whitish with some striation. The cap is approx. 1" across, stem 2 1/2" tall. So far the closest possibilities that I’ve found in order of likelihood are:

1) Chrysomphalina chrysophylla
2) Gerronema strombodes
3) Leptonia (Entoloma) incana (incanum)

C. chrysophylla seems the best fit, G. strombodes is described as a larger mushroom, and L. incana is described as having a stem that bruises blue-green.

Whadya think???

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:46 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Boone Co., (Central) Missouri, USA’ to ‘Boone Co., Missouri, USA

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