Observation 75416: Pouzarella nodospora (G.F. Atk.) Mazzer
When: 2011-09-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Quite small along mossy stream side. Cap is scaly like Inocybe species but stem less so. (See photo)

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45% (5)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
-2% (2)
Recognized by sight
60% (2)
Used references: Miller and Miller

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By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-09-09 17:53:18 CEST (+0200)

You’re welcome.
I didn’t even know he had passed, I assumed that he was still out there hunting mushrooms somewhere.
I love how his guide is arranged!

Thanks Matt.
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2011-09-06 02:45:14 CEST (+0200)

Thanks for the helpful information. Sorry to say that I missed getting to know and learning from Dr. Olson before his passing. My office is located in Blacksburg and some of the nearby trails and natural areas including Pandapas Pond that I frequent, were apparently favored by Dr. Olson and his wife, Hope for their classes and groups. Thanks again, Mark
p.s. After reading and viewing the photo in Miller and Miller, and comparing the photos which I find to be remarkably similar, minus the spore analysis, which I don’t minimize, I believe it’s likely that this is Pouzarella nodospora. Mark

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-09-06 00:40:19 CEST (+0200)

In North American Mushrooms by Dr. Orson K. Miller Jr. and Hope H. Miller, on page 211 under the description of Pouzarella nodospora in the “Comments” section, it says:
“It is the most distinctive member of the family and not infrequent in Virginia in the the fall.”

I didn’t see anything about stream or creek banks when I went back and read this. I don’t know where I got that from…I guess I was just imagining that since I found a few fruitings of the same mushrooms as in Observation (57994) last year and they were all fruiting on the banks of a stream.
I apologize if I misled anyone about the “common along stream banks” thing, I was mistaken.

Thanks to all.
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2011-09-05 20:51:40 CEST (+0200)

Several points: 1) I saw no hairy stems on these specimens; 2) all four of the mushrooms in the photo were quite fresh and appeared to be just emerging; and 3) the scaly nature of the stems can be seen to be more intense toward the bottom of the stem in all four mushrooms (seen best when enlarged). Matt, I’d be interested to know where you gathered the Virginia specific information. Beyond Roody’s book, I don’t have much regional information. Mark

spore print woulda helped a lot in ID…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-09-05 20:10:09 CEST (+0200)

Pouzarella is a member of the Entolomatacea (ie. pinkish, nodular spores), with an “inocyboid” or “mycenoid” growth aspect, hence the gross morphology confusion.
Gills turn dark in Pouzarella, but do appear to start out pale.

Observation (57994)
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-09-05 18:44:45 CEST (+0200)

Here is an observation of mine from last year…
Observation (57994)
I believe this to be Pouzarella nodospora or something very similar.

I found it on a stream bank as well.

…and I couldn’t tell from the pictures, but were the stems on your specimen hairy at all?

From what I understand…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-09-05 18:27:18 CEST (+0200)

Pouzarella nodospora is, supposedly, fairly common along stream banks, in Virginia, nearing the autumn season.

Given the two suggestions, to be able to call it either of those, we’d have to see the spores.

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