Observation 96278: Bonomyces sinopicus (Fr.) Vizzini

When: 2012-06-02

Collection location: Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

Specimen available

Very mysterious to me. Found growing on a burn site that we use to burn nonrecyclable desposable paper products. The surface layer of burnt material is several inches thick. Looks a bit like a Lactarius, but no latex observed, and stipe is somewhat fibrous/tough/bendable. Spores are ellipsoid 7-10 × 4.5-5.5, warty. Odor of cuccumber. Melanoleuca is the closest I can get…? Colors in photos are true. Black flecks are soot from burnt material.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
44% (3)
Recognized by sight
48% (2)
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By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2012-06-09 06:59:32 PDT (-0700)
Thanks tnihekr.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-06-08 22:07:37 PDT (-0700)

C. sinopica looks like a good proposal. Phillips reports it growing on burnt ground, and Arora includes the name within the comments of another clitocybe that has roughened spores. Chestnut color is mentioned.

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