When: 2008-10-26

Collection location: Larch Mountain, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Wiry-tough dark brown/smokey gray/nearly black stipes are nearly 2 inches tall; cap yellow with brown tints; base of stalk with brown mycelium. Clustered on well-rotted wood, possibly vine maple. I suspect the caps would be much more brightly colored if rehydrated or fresh. They look like they dehydrate quickly, with almost no cap flesh, slightly decurrent brownish-orange gills to dark brown; stipe thin but very tough. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the telling.


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-31% (2)
Used references: Aurora’s Mushrooms Demystified. BTW, my specimens look nothing like the color photo in Mushrooms Demystified, but most of the mushrooms are rather dehydrated now.
-28% (1)
Used references: Aldrovandi et al, 2015: “The Xeromphalina campanella/kauffmanii complex: species delineation and biogeographical patterns of speciation” – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26297781

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X. campanella indistinguishable from X. enigmatica without mating studies or DNA
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-12-14 15:07:03 CST (-0500)

Xeromphalina campanella can be distinguished from X. enigmatica only by mating studies or DNA sequencing. They’re effectively identical in macroscopic features, microscopic features, chemical features, geographic location, and substrate preference.