Observation 25507: Crepidotus fimbriatus Hesler & A.H. Sm.

When: 2009-09-14

Collection location: West Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Carl Jacobs (JCJacobs)

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By: John Carl Jacobs (JCJacobs)
2009-09-23 12:52:34 WIB (+0700)

I didn’t take a spore print at the time, and couldn’t find another specimen today. It does look more whitish in this photo, in reality it was a pale yellow consistently on the cap, also velvety. I don’t feel confident in either of my proposed names, but I’ll continue hunting, and will hopefully be able to post more details. Thanks for the link for C. fimbriatus.

Well, at first…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-09-22 16:10:29 WIB (+0700)

At first I was going to get all fussy here, and point out that C. crocophyllus has pigmented hyphae on the cap surface, and these clearly have white hyphae on the surface of a pigmented cap… but then you go an make an intelligent suggestion of C. fimbriatus, which does have white hyphae on a pigmented cap. I thought that you might guess C. crocophyllus because it often has orangish gills when young, and it gets confused with P. nidulans at times.

But C. fimbriatus, interesting idea. I’ve only seen this one in the spring at high altitude, what does the Hessler and Smith monograph say? It is on-line, you should look up where they saw C. fimbriatus, did they see it in the east in the fall? Wait, I have to know, I’ll do it here… here it is:


They mention – “On hardwood and conifers, Michigan, Colorado, and Idaho, June-July”. And they gathered more in the east in their study… kinda suggests it is probably not that. But good idea, there are other pigmented caps with white hyphae Creps… although really with Creps it is all speculation without use of the scope and getting a good spore shot and cystidia shape.

Did you try and check spore color?

Whitish cap?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-09-21 01:27:44 WIB (+0700)

Out west, these are very orange. Are you sure it is NOT a Crepidotus? A spore print will tell the difference.

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