Observation 15167: Strobilomyces Berk.

35°15’0.83"N 85°45’1.89"W, el. 530 m. Habitat is deeply shaded eastern hemlock forest along a stream at the uppermost end of a canyon cutting into the side of the Cumberland Plateau.



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Recognized by sight: possibly floccopus, but it’s normally more fibrous with larger scales on the cap
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Recognized by sight

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Microscope needed to be sure of identity.
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2008-12-10 18:23:22 EST (-0500)

It’s still an old man of the woods. Fiery Gizzard, what a cool Appalachian name…

Floccopus VS Confusus
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2008-12-10 13:24:07 EST (-0500)

Here is a comment from another member on one of my observations:
Strobilomyces floccopus (Vahl) P. Karst. irenea

Recognized by sight: I was confused for a few seconds, but no microscope needed here. Big and soft scales in floccopus, small and pointed scales in confusus :-)
— Feral Boy

I thought that you needed a scope to get a name on these guys…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-10 12:53:25 EST (-0500)

…and speaking of cool and unusual names, what’s up with “Fiery Gizzard!!?”

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