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Observation 11507: Lyophyllum P. Karst.

When: 2008-09-24

Collection location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: barbarisch

No specimen available

Habitat, side of trail, edge of woods.
Many stipes from same base, bunching habit
Wondering if its lyophyllum decastes, fried chicken mushroom, edible…
or Armillaria Tabescens?

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Neither Armillariella tabescens nor Lyophyllum
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-26 02:25:31 CST (+0800)

Gills look yellowish in close-up. Not correct for either A. tabescens nor any Lyophyllum I know of.

Not sure…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-25 02:28:32 CST (+0800)

Might want to check the spore color, but the difference in spore colors that might be between species here might be subtle. I think with Armillaria the cap would be a deeper brown and thicker, Lyophyllum should be more grey on the cap and the stipes smoother and either a smooth off-white or grey. There also is the Tricholoma which might be here, but they should have a notched gills at the stipe. With the fibrous slightly twisted stipe that is showing slight reddish spotting, I would actually vote for Rhodocollybia, which I think should have an off-white spore print, slightly pinkish. Although this pinkish might be hard to tell from the other off-white yellowish, creamy colors you might see from other species listed here.

cap size?
By: Leo Heuser (lheuser)
2008-09-25 01:18:41 CST (+0800)

What is the diameter on the larger caps?