Observation 26253: Xerula furfuracea (Peck) Redhead, Ginns & Shoemaker

When: 2009-10-03

Collection location: Kent Park, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Fran Sheldon (Serendipity Fran)

No specimen available

Two specimens were found a few yards apart on the ground (in leaf litter) in a hardwood forest. Measurements: cap 2-2.75cm, stem 7-9cm, with a 4cm pseudoroot. The umbonate cap was viscous, tan to brown, darker on knob. The close, adnate gills, firmly attached to the flesh were white. The central stipe was straight and narrow, white to tan in color. It was brittle and hollow. The base enlarged slightly and then tapered the length of the pseudoroot. The white spores were very large (easily seen at 200 maginifcation) in varying shapes — round, elliptical and nearly kidney shaped. I noted no distinctive odor or taste.

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Used references: Mushrooms of Northeastern North American, Bessette, Bessette and Fischer
Mushrooms of North America, Phillips
Mushrooms of Northeast North American, Barron

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likes dead buried wood
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-10-06 01:06:21 AST (-0400)
This Species likes dead buried wood like dead roots; Usually where this grows you will find a Well decomposing tree trunk of some sort near by.

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