Observation 46295: Hygrophorus Fr.
When: 2010-06-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These were growing from the ground, in a densely vegetated area near the top of a north facing slope. There were lots of fallen long-dead elms there, with several youngish but tall hardwoods: maple, hickory, and beech. A secondary canopy consisted of pawpaw and spice bush. Mixed herbaceous perennials formed a tertiary canopy, with grass and annual weeds competeing for sunny spots opened up by falling trees.

Proposed Names

74% (3)
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Recognized by sight
44% (2)
Used references: Irene’s suggestion
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: General Tricholomopsis gestalt.
Used references: Mycowalt’s suggestion.

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oh dear
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-12-27 10:33:43 PST (-0800)

I didn’t even look at the date! So sorry!

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-12-27 10:30:09 PST (-0800)

June would be an unusal time for a species with the common name Herald of Winter. Anything is possible though…

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-06-06 21:16:31 PDT (-0700)

Family resemblance here too.

Can’t put a name on this one
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-06-06 19:27:45 PDT (-0700)

As soon I saw this mushroom, I knew it was something different. The gestalt fit none of my generic categories.

The flesh is not very substantial, and it is rather brittle, as compared to Hygrophorus. Gills are attached, so not Pluteus, and the velvety cap and smooth texture of the stem differ from Megacolybia.

Lyophyllum maybe? I know nothing of this genus, but do see a family resemblance with observations going under that name.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-06-05 20:46:24 PDT (-0700)


The gills and stipe look like it to me.. Just a guess.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-06-05 19:40:54 PDT (-0700)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-06-05 13:33:28 PDT (-0700)

was my first thought too when I looked at the third picture, but no, the gills and the gill attachment don’t suit Pluteus well. This mushroom looks rather tough (and pale-spored), a Lyophyllum maybe?

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-06-05 13:00:09 PDT (-0700)
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-06-05 09:26:49 PDT (-0700)

Looks similar, growing from wood.

Created: 2010-06-04 22:37:58 PDT (-0700)
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