cf. salicinus

1-5 cm. pungent odor. On Ash limbs that are well decayed and covered in bryophytes.

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By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2014-09-24 11:37:50 PDT (-0700)

so excited to read it!!

Thanks Rocky!
By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2014-09-24 10:40:51 PDT (-0700)

I am glad the paper is finally out

By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-09-24 10:29:38 PDT (-0700)



cyanopus / phaeocyanopus
By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2013-09-10 12:51:16 PDT (-0700)

Hi Caleb,

the other bluing species that you mention (cyanopus / phaeocyanopus) have a different type of cap surface and belong in section Celluloderma. We do not have micro photos for this collection, but in Pluteus by looking at the external aspect of the cap you can make an educated guess about to which section it belongs. To me everything in this collection points to section Pluteus

My observation of pluteus salicinus,
By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2013-09-10 12:16:45 PDT (-0700)

growing on decayed cedar. From WA, USA

I do believe this to be part of the bluing plutei complex. Im sure it is not P. salicinus. But may be P. cyanopus, or P. phaeocyanopus. Likely the former. I have some collections i am studying right now that are also likely NA P. salicinus

salicinus group
By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2013-09-10 09:13:31 PDT (-0700)

Would it be possible to send a part of this collection for further study?

The bluish color of the stipe and the general aspect points to the P. salicinus group but almost certainly this is not salicinus (which as far as we can tell right now does not occur in North America)

Thanks Eric!
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-09-09 18:46:00 PDT (-0700)
Nice find!
By: Eric Smith (Magnavermis rex)
2013-09-09 16:50:06 PDT (-0700)

Great photos!