Observation 88400: Phaeocollybia jennyae (P. Karst.) Romagn.
When: 2005-08-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in rich spruce forest, bitter taste

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Yes, Irene
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2012-03-01 13:34:46 EST (-0500)

e.g. in Krieglsteiner, G.J. & A. Gminder (2010): Die Großilze Baden-Württembergs., Bd. 5. the description of P. christinae contains “taste slightly bitter”. About the gills: Perhaps I could find a photo on my harddisk later…

Have you seen
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-03-01 12:37:53 EST (-0500)

christinae described to be bitter? I haven’t. Another character is the very crowded gills in jennyae.
I don’t agree that they are difficult to tell apart without microscopy – but I promise – next time I find it, I’ll save one and add a micro shot (jennyae has smaller cystidia too) :-)

It’s very difficult
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2012-03-01 12:06:14 EST (-0500)

…to differ between the two species without the spore size. The colors are the same and also smell and taste could be identical. Especially the smell of P. christinae is very variable. Perhaps I’ll find later some time to translate a piece of our paper:

Garnweidner E., P. Karasch & A. Kunze (2010): Bemerkenswerte Neufunde aus der Gattung Phaeocollybia in Bayern. Mycol. Bav. 11: 15-28.

Summary: Four species from the genus Phaeocollybia (Phaeocollybia arduennensis, Ph. festiva, Ph. jennyae und Ph. lugubris) are described in detail with photographs from an cultivated spruce-forest with unusual species richness near Starnberg, Upper-Bavaria. An additional description (Phaeocollybia christinae) illustrates a finding from a cultivated beech-forest at the border of a group of young norway spruce in the district of Augsburg, Swabia.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-03-01 11:11:20 EST (-0500)

Actually, I don’t remember if I scoped it.. but compared to christinae, I recognize jennyae by the brighter colours and its bitter taste. They have different smell too.

nice Irene.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-03-01 10:55:35 EST (-0500)

You are taking advantage of your snow-bound time, I see!

I can’t wait for our local Phaecollybia to come back…I just got a beautiful guide to PNW Phaeocollybia sp. by Lorelei Norvell and I can’t wait to use it!

Do you scoped
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2012-03-01 10:43:59 EST (-0500)

…the Phaeocollybia? Because P. christinae looks very similar. But they differ in the spore size.

I discovered
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-03-01 08:32:42 EST (-0500)

that it was already listed (but without any obses). Found another new species to upload, and it worked too.

Nice find.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-03-01 07:57:46 EST (-0500)

Love this genus.
So it worked I suppose?

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