Observation 10315: Crepidotus crocophyllus (Berk.) Sacc.

When: 2008-09-01

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

These were growing in large numbers from the standing trunk of a long-dead elm tree.



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I would agree…
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2008-09-01 18:57:49 PDT (-0700)

The first time I saw this species I had thought I had found Phylotopsis nidulans but the round rusty spores and cystidia gave it away!

C. crocophyllus
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-01 15:47:50 PDT (-0700)

Given that the second photo, the smallest one has a brown hairy cap, and that the gills are more light tan in age, with the fibrous scales and the brown patches, I would say these are Crepidotus crocophyllus.

Don’t recall odor
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-09-01 15:27:17 PDT (-0700)

I guessed at Phyllotopsis nidulans based on the more or less ‘hairy’ cap, lack of a stem, and orange non-forking gills. It might be Crepidotus, but it is not the common variety, which is white when young with gills that become brown as the mushroom matures and produces spores.

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-01 14:38:19 PDT (-0700)

Do you check for the coal tar odor on these? I’m not sure about these, there are dark scaly fibers on the cap, that other Phyllotopsis don’t seem to have. Also there seem to be brown patches, perhaps from spores? Did you check the spore color, these might also be Crepidotus.

Created: 2008-09-01 13:40:50 PDT (-0700)
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