Observation 131912: Mixed collection

When: 2012-08-02

Seen at: East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

87% (1)
Recognized by sight: Gyroporus castaneus and Phylloporus

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Check obs. 150170
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-06-19 18:19:29 PDT (-0700)

I find it in mixed woods but always close to White Pine. Three years running, at the base of a large White Pine.

I find H. aurantiaca…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-06-19 18:10:03 PDT (-0700)

in coniferous and hardwood forest. The stature and the appearance of the gills often change markedly as this type matures.

Yes it could be also
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-06-19 17:57:24 PDT (-0700)

Hygrophoropsis, though aurantiaca seems to be a little more more orangish. Ours are less sturdy than yours. Conifers would be the preferred habitat.

And I still think it’s Hygrophoropsis.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-06-19 17:48:26 PDT (-0700)

Compare with obs 87039 .

My opinion remains the same
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-06-19 17:25:27 PDT (-0700)

Paxillus has often that kind of “gills” when very young. If Paxillus, both are mycorrhizal with many hosts and both can be saprobic.

If Phylloporus, it could be one or two according to M. Kuo, Phylloporus boletinoides (gills poorly developed) or Phylloporus leucomycelinus (?)in Eastern NA. I don’t know anything about these ones. Apparently it doesn’t look like Phylloporus to me, but I only have photo’s references. Shouldn’t the stem be a little more reddish (and the cap)?

I think
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-06-19 04:27:23 PDT (-0700)

one of the reasons I like mushroom people is because they are so skeptical (and opinionated)! Takes one to know one I guess. Let it shine!

Well, yeah but…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-06-18 19:24:04 PDT (-0700)

Mushrooms do it less often. Which is why we take note. But still, I don’t think it means much in this case.

However in the case of Chroogomphus and Suillus or Russula eccentrica sensu CA and Cantharellus californicus, it was a good first clue about an interesting ecological relationship going on below ground.

Look at a weedy yard,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-06-18 19:11:57 PDT (-0700)

there are many species of plants growing right next to each other… Mushrooms do it too…

By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-06-18 19:06:23 PDT (-0700)

My apologies. I did not read your notes. As far as the comments have been; I don’t completely understand why it is not understood that different species can occupy the same substrate at the same time.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-06-18 18:54:17 PDT (-0700)

why can’t it be random?

Mushroom on the left
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-06-18 18:45:19 PDT (-0700)

was definitely Gyroporus castaneus.

By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-06-18 18:43:08 PDT (-0700)

What did the mushroom on the left look like? From the photos I can’t tell if they are the same species, or simply two different fungi growing together as is often the norm for fungi sharing the same ecological niche. Lots of comment about one, but not the other. Forgive me if I sound a bit arrogant, but I’m not. Any answers? Thanks.

Now that is crazy
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-06-18 17:25:38 PDT (-0700)

There must be some synergy with soil bacteria or other soil fungi that make them grow together. It can’t be random and I don’t think it is love.

To me, the one on the right…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-04-15 08:15:14 PDT (-0700)

looks like Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca.

Mushroom on the right
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-04-15 08:10:20 PDT (-0700)

is a Phylloporus. The collection was made at the 2012 NEMF foray in Pennsylvania and was observed by many.

The one on the right
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-04-15 03:33:43 PDT (-0700)

resembles a Paxillus or Omphalotus, or something around.

not a chanterelle?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-04-15 00:25:21 PDT (-0700)

the one on the right, that is.

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