Collection location: Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]
Who: John McDonough
Found in rocky clay soil common in the Ozark foothills of Missouri.
Growing very close to where a old White Ash tree stump used to be and within about 75 feet of a huge old living Post Oak.
Chocolate brown in color growing slightly gray with maturity. Stripe and Gills also change slightly gray along with the once white remains of the volva.
Stripe was cracking and the cup remains were dry, hard, and brittle. As you can see in the photo’s it broke in half in my hand as I was trying to get a better picture.
Nicely pronounced radial lines at the margin become darker with age.
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I did find 10 spores in position to be measured. There size and shape conforms with the spores seen on MO 110108. [See further notes on that observation.] We have sampled the material for DNA sequencing.
Thank you, John.
After heavy rains yesterday and last night, I hiked out to see…and they are back again this year in the same exact spot.
I collected the best looking 1 out of 4 specimens found and will make a new entry shortly. I will send you the dried specimen.
I went to the field and put it to use. Having your sample to go by cleared things up quite a bit.
The collecting notes form and sample forms are now available among the items of the “how to” list that is on the upper left of every taxon page. Now everybody should be able to find it easily.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but interpretation of a picture is often very much needed…and you can’t dissect, measure, or measure spores from a picture.
Please do circulate the blank form pdf.
Ok if I share this pdf form with other like minded individuals?
I have looked at Patrick’s observation and see nothing to make me think it is not the same as mine.
The two-sides-of-one-page version is just more compact, less paper to shuffle or misplace or get out of order, etc.
Patrick Harvey has posted an observation with partially expanded buttons of what might be the same species. one of the buttons has a piece taken out of the cap clearly showing the partial veil with a striate upper surface.
easier to see in this one as compared to the one showing at the bend in the stripe of the first one?
Thank you! this is really quite complicated and I have much to learn!
Your patience with me and my antics is much appreciated.
Just like the other specimen the remaining volva cup was hanging by mere “treads”, dangleing would be a good description. It fell off intact into my hand, I got one photo then it separated into two pieces.
Anyway, you should have it in a few days…..I did my best with the “notes” form I found in your “workshop” pdf.
in the second photo, that some of the radial lines fork near the cap’s outer margin.
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