Collection location: Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]
Tatiana: Here is an EXCITING Pluteus cervinus. Those microscopic photo sheets are amazing! I did not find this one or identify it. It was found at the Camp Sequanota foray by members of the Mycological Association of Washington.
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indeed it’s very different from what (I think) is P. cervinus here, yet quite similar to the P. cervinus that grows to the North from here, in mixed taiga forests of Midwestern Siberia. I posted it here: observation 63891. The same dark fibrils (almost lacerate) and black squamules on the stipe.
It’s not the first time I notice that mushrooms growing in the taiga belt (seen on the map as the dark green stripe stretching across at least 2/3 of Russia from its European part across the Ural mountains to the chilly highlands of Yakutia) is more “orthodox” in terms of its mycota. Our area between the barren steppes and taiga is radically different from the latter both in history and in biodiversity, and our fungi are often “identifiable but looking or acting strange” which may mean unidentified species in disguise.
I’ve made arrangements to have a close look at the collection of Amanita and Pluteus at the Central Siberian Botanical Gardens, really hope to solve this riddle (or make it even more complicated – that’s what happened yesterday when I was looking at an Amanita vaginata var. alba specimen and found clamps everywhere, something I’d thought it was not supposed to have)….
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