Observation 47816: Laccaria Berk. & Broome

When: 2010-06-29

Collection location: Walking Iron Park, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve Nelsen (sfnelsen)

No specimen available

This is a follow-up to observation 47030, which was a picture taken on 6/16/2010. It is on the same Phellinus, and I believe that it is the same fungus, about a week later, photographed 6/25/2010. Cap 2.8 cm, stem 3.8 cm below gills, x 5 mm at top, very tough consistency. No spore print. Lots of sub-spherical stuff ~7-8 microns in a crush mount of a gill, but I am not sure that they are spores. The gill flesh is rather strongly dextrinoid, but this stuff is not.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:27 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Walking Iron Park, Dane Co. WI, USA’ to ‘Walking Iron Park, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA

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By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2010-07-01 09:19:27 PDT (-0700)

some of them can be tough. I few years ago i printed all the laccaria info from his site and it can be helpful.

It is a Laccaria
By: Steve Nelsen (sfnelsen)
2010-07-01 09:04:20 PDT (-0700)

I asked Greg Mueller, the Laccaria expert, and he says it is definitely a Laccaria, possibly bicolor, although you would need spores to tell.

But Laccaria has characteristic spores.
By: Steve Nelsen (sfnelsen)
2010-06-30 10:47:53 PDT (-0700)

I agree that it might be a Laccaria, but I was unable to find any Laccaria spores after following this stuff for over a week.

By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2010-06-29 18:06:34 PDT (-0700)

resembles laccaria

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