Observation 95199: Bolbitius reticulatus (Pers.) Rick.

When: 2012-05-20

Collection location: Kahite Trail, Vonore, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.5618° -84.2371° 256m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

Specimen available

In hollowed out stump of fallen hardwood tree. Cap very viscid.
Spore print: BROWN
Spores: darker and more brown than I expected for Pluteus.
Very strong pleasant odor, maybe could be described as floral or fruity.

Proposed Names

-48% (2)
Recognized by sight
59% (4)
Recognized by sight
74% (3)
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Based on microscopic features: Spores eliptical with a germ pore

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Spore print
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-05-21 21:03:33 EDT (-0400)

A heavier spore print revealed that it was more of a rust brown color. Thanks.

Pluteus doubtful
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2012-05-21 15:57:07 EDT (-0400)

Viscid pileipellis, and spores have a small germ pore, both wrong for Pluteus but right for Bolbitius. Spore color statements seem a little contradictory.

Gills don’t look free from stipe
By: Jay Justice (Arkansas Traveler )
2012-05-21 15:15:52 EDT (-0400)


I am not convinced the gills are free from the stipe – I know the gills appear to be pinkish – but was the spore print a dirt brown color?

Created: 2012-05-20 22:59:28 EDT (-0400)
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