Observation 48951: Thelephora Ehrh. ex Willd.

When: 2010-07-20

Collection location: Perrot State Park, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tom Volk (TomVolk)

Specimen available

I don’t think I have ever seen this species before. It was covering the ground in large patches 1X1 m and even climbing 10 cm onto some trees to fruit. Anyone know what it might be?

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:32 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Perrot State Park, Trempeauleau County, Trempeauleau, WI’ to ‘Perrot State Park, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, USA


underside, hymenium
top view
spores 9-11 X 5-6 um, brown

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: smooth brown hymenium that becomes dull gray on drying, upper surface white. Under scrub oaks in sandy area along the Mississippi River.
Based on microscopic features: spores irregular and spiny, typical of thelephoraceae

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it’s got me stumped!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-07-27 11:33:49 PDT (-0700)
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-07-27 10:37:04 PDT (-0700)


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