Observation 117728: Clitocybe subditopoda Peck

When: 2012-10-26

Collection location: Flemington, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)

Specimen available

Small tan/brown single mushroom found under hemlock/oak. The mushroom has a stipe with a white fuzzy base and a centrally depressed cap. See picture for size. Gills are adnate to sinuate and unusually longer just before attachment (one picture shows this clearly). I was initially expecting this to be an Entoloma, but the spores don’t match at all. Spore print is white and the ellipsoid spores have a distinct apiculus. 20 spore average is 5.3 × 3.4 microns, Qm = 1.57. See photomicrographs.


20 spore average is 5.3 × 3.4 microns, Qm = 1.57.

Proposed Names

30% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
47% (2)
Used references: comments below
91% (2)
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Based on chemical features: ITS sequence matches GenBank JN021003 Clitocybe subditopoda

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DNA says Clitocybe subditopoda
By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2014-04-09 04:17:33 PDT (-0700)

ITS region is identical to GenBank JN021003

Thanks Britney ..
By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2012-11-23 13:39:50 PST (-0800)

yes maybe some Clitocybe, but I haven’t a clue which species. The gill “dropdown” is unlike anything I’ve seen.

Richard, I’m doubting Melanoleuca because the spores are not textured and definitely not amyloid.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-11-23 13:39:27 PST (-0800)

in fact they do…
thanks RD!!

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-11-23 13:35:51 PST (-0800)

have warty spores.

I speculated the same thing …
By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2012-11-23 13:19:59 PST (-0800)

however I doubt it’s Rhodocybe because there is NO texture to the spore surface. DIC would certainly show it.

I collected it due to my interest in Entolomas but now find myself quite stumped by this one. I’ll wait for other suggestions and as always there is a saved specimen of everything I post here.

why not Clitocybe?
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-11-23 13:18:22 PST (-0800)
Nice pictures
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-11-23 13:09:56 PST (-0800)

I was really thinking this looked like an Entoloma too, with the white fuzz creeping up the stipe and how the gills looked. Maybe a Rhodocybe, they sometimes have really light prints, not sure if the spores look like Rhodocybe spores.

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