Observation 27247: Tricholoma apium Jul. Schäff.
When: 2009-10-23
No herbarium specimen


most of the understory has been cleared here to prevent fires (this is around houses)
Most older Pitch Pine stands have more oak then this one but it seems the more pine the better the mushrooms.
Cortinarius semisanguineus patch
This is where I found the Tricholoma apium
oak pine woods

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-02 11:08:59 EST (-0500)

the lack of fires is the reason why many of these mushrooms now are considered threatened. But do we know exactly what effect the fires have on the mushrooms?

I have been thinking that woods that have been undisturbed for the past 100 years, with thick moss covers and no visible signs of the mushrooms anymore, maybe still could hide them, but without possibility (or need) to create fruitbodies?

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-02 09:17:08 EST (-0500)

is generally important to temperate-forest ecologies. Occasional natural fires result in differences in the forest composition, as well as recycling some minerals into the soil.

Nice views!
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-02 08:36:08 EST (-0500)

Interesting that you are mentioning fires, I think that’s an important history behind the best sites for many of the mushrooms you find here (Boletopsis, Sarcodon, Hydnellum, Tricholoma etc.). I don’t know why really, perhaps they just create more fruitbodies on burnt sites, or are they simply easier to find where no mosses grow..?

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-11-02 08:01:53 EST (-0500)
New to me
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-10-25 12:41:07 EDT (-0400)

Nice one Noah. Where was it last week? Oh, maybe 2 inches of rain had something to do with it.

Interesting location
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-10-24 10:12:47 EDT (-0400)

that seems to share many species with the oldest and best of the sandy pine forests in Europe,
like Bankera fuligineoalba, Tricholoma colossus & focale, Boletopsis grisea, presumably Sarcodon scabrosus and glaucopus, a Tricholoma matsutake look-alike, the same odd form of Hydnellum peckii, a red-capped Leccinum that probably is close to our vulpinum, etc.
I think I mentioned it about a year ago, and Tricholoma apium fits well in this habitat..

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-10-24 09:37:46 EDT (-0400)

was somewhat spicy/farinaceous, taste was farinaceous. I’ll add more info about it later tonight when I get a chance to look at it closer.

Any particular smell from this?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-10-24 09:25:43 EDT (-0400)

It reminds a lot of Tricholoma apium

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