Observation 88206: Neohygrophorus cokeri (Hesler) Redhead, Ammirati, Norvell & M.T. Seidl

When: 2011-11-19

Collection location: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Yellow Creek Township, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

35.0° 83.0°

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

No specimen available

Habitat: On soil under Hardwoods (Old growth forest dominated by poplar, hemlock, red and white oak, basswood, beech, and sycamore). this specimen was collected in November
Spore print: White

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spore size and shape are consistent
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-02-26 06:43:46 CET (+0100)

with the ones I’ve uploaded here, I am confident that the spore print belongs to this specimen. Also the dimensions of the print line up well with the dimensions I recorded for this specimen.

Smith & Hesler
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-02-26 06:34:27 CET (+0100)
Pileus 2-2.5 cm broad, convex, the disc becoming slightly and shallowly depressed, “hair brown” on the disc, “drab” on the margin (dark sordid gray to grayish brown), not fading, glabrous, viscid, appearing as if varnished when dry, margin crenate-plicate. Context dark gray, thin, firm; odor and taste not distinctive. Lamellae short-decurrent, “dark vinaceous drab” (purplish drab), distant, moderately broad, edges even. Stipe 4-5 cm long, 3-4.5 mm thick, concolorous with the pileus, slightly enlarged above, apex fibrillose-furfuraceous, base whitish with appressed fibrils, the remainder glabrous, stuffed. Spores 7-9 × 4-5.5 v, ellipsoid, smooth, amyloid (pale blue to dark blue in Melzer’s reagent).
Not N. angelesianus
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-02-26 04:50:33 CET (+0100)

Or at least highly unlikely in Nov. in North Carolina.

this specimen was collected in November
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-02-26 04:14:06 CET (+0100)

You can edit this observation to reflect the correct date.

By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-02-26 00:50:07 CET (+0100)

I think that’s it! That, combined with the memory that when I found this one it was suspicious and deemed “not Laccaria”… (that and that I’d hope I’m not that disorganized), but yeh, that looks right-on!

Neohygrophorus angelesianus
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2012-02-25 23:20:58 CET (+0100)

Did you check to see if the spores are amyloid?
Compare it to this one:
Neohygrophorus angelesianus
Neohygrophorus angelesianus fruits near snow melt at a high elevation in western US.

Thanks for the help!
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-02-25 22:11:17 CET (+0100)

This is the spore print I had labled for this collection in my field notebook from November. I don’t know why I’m going through it now, I guess I just felt like stirring things up.

Laccaria – no way
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-02-25 21:44:33 CET (+0100)

if the spores belong to this collection – but I think they don’t..
Not a good match with any alternative I can think of.

Looks good macroscopically
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-02-25 21:30:02 CET (+0100)
Is there anything else it could be?
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-02-25 21:20:19 CET (+0100)

Laccaria amethystina should have globose, echinulate spores

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