Observation 54710: Tricholosporum G. Guzmán

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

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an eight year microless mystery
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-05-10 14:47:10 EDT (-0400)

may have finally come to a close. Tricholosporum carabicum looks pretty darned promising. Will obviously need confirming with micro if/whenever matching material is collected again. Either way, 1000 points to the house of Veitch.

specimen hijacked
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-02-18 16:50:12 EST (-0500)

did not arrive in box bound for sfsu. presumably back on the shelf at the national herbarium.

a single fruiting body exists
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-08-31 01:17:35 EDT (-0400)

and is being shipped to the US soon. microscopy will follow.

The color…
By: IntoTheFlames
2011-10-21 13:31:08 EDT (-0400)

… is amazing. I love these mushrooms, whatever they are!

worst comes to worst
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-10-21 12:58:32 EDT (-0400)

i remember exactly where it was fruiting. we’ll see it again next year.

Nice color!
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-10-21 12:07:53 EDT (-0400)



These are links to photos of T.totilivida. They are not a great match to this observation or to each other…

By: IntoTheFlames
2011-10-21 11:26:53 EDT (-0400)

Fair enough, Christian. Glad you followed up.

I’ve removed the suggested names from this observation.

(Though I still don’t think it’s T. totilivida).

Check Mykoweb’s picture of I. geophylla var lilacina
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-10-21 10:08:33 EDT (-0400)


I realize that Arora’s description could be interpreted to sound similar if you haven’t seen these Inocybe before, but I see them fruit by the thousands in Santa Cruz every year, and they are nothing like this. Just to make it clear, here are the differences between this collection and Arora’s description of I lilacina:

‘cap surface silky fibrillose to smooth’
This thing has a plush-fibrillose cap with upright elements

‘gills pallid or tinged lilac’
This thing has intensely royal purple young gills

Also, although we don’t have spore info here, I’d bet it wasn’t brown. Last but not least, Inocybe geophylla is a temperate mycorrhizal with pines and douglas-fir trees, which don’t occur in Bolivia.

By: IntoTheFlames
2011-10-21 08:38:04 EDT (-0400)

Read Arora’s entry on my proposed ID in MD.

I’m now pretty convinced
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-10-21 01:23:12 EDT (-0400)

this is T. totilivida

The old specimens lose purple hues:

It’s much more similar to T. totilivida than I. lilacina.

Any reason in particular you think it’s not? Most of the characters look pretty similar to me.

By: IntoTheFlames
2011-10-20 23:17:02 EDT (-0400)

it is not one of the two Inocybes I’ve suggested but T. totilivida is dubious.

not convinced
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-03 21:15:41 EDT (-0400)

a side by side with the NYBG’s own T. totilivida


makes me wonder.

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