Observation 11051: Ampulloclitocybe clavipes (Pers.) Redhead, Lutzoni, Moncalvo & Vilgalys

When: 2008-09-10

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

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Looks like a Gomphidius, Chroogomphus, or Lentinus, with the decurrent gills and flat-topped cap, but those genera have rings or ring zones on the stem and none is evident here.

Second and third photos had flash trouble, but I kept them because the three together show the little bugs crawling around on the gills of the mushrooms.

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Recognized by sight: It isn’t really related to other Clitocybe species, and has been proposed to belong to a genus of its own.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-13 11:05:55 PDT (-0700)

If that’s what this is, my photo beats the hell out of the one in the Audubon guide. Nevermind resolution. The one in the guide shows an all-yellow mushroom. The text does describe it as brown with white gills however, and the shape is right too.

Maybe I should have unburied the feet. Good idea with suspected Amanitas, perhaps also with others.

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