Observation 10997: Tricholomopsis Singer

When: 2008-09-07

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Observed this on the seventh and again on the tenth. On the tenth I was able to get some quite high quality photos. There were two of these small golden-brown mushrooms growing on a log in pine woods.

Most of these photos are of the larger of the two, which I uprooted on the tenth to photograph the gills.

The seventh and eighth photos are of the smaller one, but taken on the fifteenth. Eight days had elapsed, and it had become quite large, about the size of my hand. In the seventh photo it’s in a sunbeam. The ninth photo, also taken on the fifteenth, shows what look like more T. rutilans growing on another chunk of pine nearby.

On the tenth, a small mushroom of a different species was growing on the ground close by (obs. 10998). On the fifteenth, numerous small mushrooms were growing on the ground close by (obs. 11173, 11174, 11175, 11176).

The tenth photo was taken on the twenty-first, and shows another of this species growing from the same log as the first two. Little else was nearby on the twenty-first, aside from a couple of LBMs that I ignored.

The small area near that log is quite mycodiverse — these observations contain a collected total of seven species of agaric, within an area of only four square meters or so!

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-14 04:11:59 CEST (+0200)

Did some more digging and found a better match.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-14 03:37:19 CEST (+0200)

Consistent with young T. decora as described in my field guide. Beautiful little things. The photos taken on the tenth show the golden and minutely granular/scaled/fuzzy cap, and the bright yellow gills.

The photos in my field guide don’t look much like these, but appear to be of older specimens.

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