Observation 93386: Myriostoma coliforme (Dicks.) Corda
When: 2009-10-12
Who: Mycoau
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Specimen should be available through the KVMS. Contact Sherry or Richard Kay for details. Specimen donated in 2009. Unfortunately, I do not have more photos available at this time (my photo backups are located elsewhere). Even more unfortunate is the destruction of the fruiting site. I had seen this mushroom annually for several years until they bulldozed the area. I have not seen it since.

Proposed Names

93% (4)
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Used references: Conversation with Sherry Kay of the KVMS. I believe I donated a specimen to the bank there. Mushrooms Demystified, pg 704. The Comments section adds a high degree of confidence to my ID.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-05-02 21:11:33 EDT (-0400)

convenient maybe, a testament to diversity of habitat, morphology, etc. within the species. but my gut says there are cryptic species within and among coliforme.

a new one from new mexico popped up since this comment thread started:


By: John Steinke (John Steinke)
2012-05-02 07:16:17 EDT (-0400)

Would it not be nice if they were?

By: zaca
2012-05-01 18:12:11 EDT (-0400)

It’s a very variable species as you can see in my observations.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-05-01 14:12:42 EDT (-0400)

i’m really beginning to doubt the monotypic status of this genus.

observation 93386

observation 93276

observation 8722

observation 22091

observation 82366
observation 5894
observation 79678
observation 79680
observation 79593

they can’t all be the same… can they?

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