Observation 85332: Dacryopinax elegans (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) G.W. Martin

When: 2011-12-29

Collection location: near residential community in Vonore, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.0° 84.0°

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

No specimen available

I do not think that this mushroom is Spathularia, Spathulariopsis, or any Ascomycete… The mushroom was not found on or near conifers. It was collected from a stand of Oak and Hickory trees near a residential area in rural East Tennessee near the Cherokee National Forest. I think it bears the most resemblance to Dacryopinax spathularia, but differs in color. Spore print was light tangerine orange.


The orange spore print on the right was obtained from this specimen

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By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-01-01 14:23:18 PST (-0800)

I looked at your other Mycena and I’ve seen M. inclinata have an enormous amount of variabilty in cap and stem color, but I just don’t know, Mycenas can be so difficult. This “Dacryopinax” species is my only entry on MO, the confidence ratings on D. elegans are pretty low and there aren’t alot of imgages on the internet for D. elegans but it seams to be the best match :)
Thanks again!

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-01-01 13:56:51 PST (-0800)

Welcome to MO. Thank you for your vote on Mycena Rosella today. Keep photographing and posting!

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