Observation 98204: Hygrocybe appalachiensis (Hesler & A.H. Sm.) Kronaw

When: 2012-06-24

Collection location: Trail 173, Cherokee National Forest, Monroe Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.3217° -84.169° 457m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

Specimen available

On soil in mixed mesophytic forest. Cap 2-6 cm, centally depressed, variable color, yellow to orange to pink to red. Stpe 4-7 cm. Spores 15 × 9 microns, smooth, hyaline, inamyloid.

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Recognized by sight: dry, radially fibrillose cap
Based on microscopic features: Enormous spores: approx 15 × 9 microns

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Dimorphic spores
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2013-01-13 11:09:41 PST (-0800)

Thanks for this information! I will look for those next time I collect this species.

Thanks Britney!
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2013-01-13 11:07:01 PST (-0800)

This one is not too uncommon in the GSMNP in the summer.

you find
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2013-01-13 10:10:15 PST (-0800)

the most interesting things. :)

There should also be small spores
By: D Jean Lodge (djlodge)
2013-01-13 10:09:17 PST (-0800)

This species has dimorphic spores and basidia – the macrospores were documented. The microspores are so much smaller than the macrospores that they are often overlooked.

Created: 2012-06-24 13:38:48 PDT (-0700)
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