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Observation 11309: Lyophyllum P. Karst.

When: 2008-09-19

Collection location: Windsor, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: apgarm

No specimen available

Found under conifers.

Caps 15 – 30mm. No visible spore print (too young?)

Caps up to 75mm

Caps up to 100mm

gills pull away from the cap easily

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:57 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Windsor, CT’ to ‘Windsor, Connecticut, USA’


Caps now up to 100mm.
Caps now measure up to 75mm

Proposed Names

56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Might be Lyophyllum connatum, at least that would be a good place to start from if it was collected on the west coast.
53% (2)
Recognized by sight: Just adding a try for Clitocybe, there are a number that grow clustered. Was there a distinctive odor for these?

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Clitocybe sp…
By: apgarm
2008-10-09 10:04:22 -05 (-0500)

I had one other person suggest Clitocybe as well. It did not smell particularly strong to me. Like a somewhat stronger button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus). The stems are hollow and are not always centered on the cap. All of the stems came from a single mass underground (although they were somewhat separable). I tried to get a spore print from them but they are now too far gone and I got nothing.

I used:

Other than the smell,it seems an exact match for C. fasciculata. The other person who looked at it suggested C. subconnexa.