When: 2013-11-15

Collection location: Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

On wood chips.


Proposed Names

21% (3)
Recognized by sight
74% (2)
Recognized by sight: C. striatus is conspicuously striate. this is not striate.

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Danny, Mushroom Expert gives…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-11-25 14:31:01 CST (-0500)

“brown to reddish-brown” as the color of the exterior and “dark brown to black” for the interior of stercoreus. The ones seen here were collected from an open area that gets plenty of sun. The weather had previously included a few sub-freezing mornings. So maybe the dark colors got weathered/bleached out of the fruit bodies. On the other hand, I doubt that atmospheric conditions would cause striations to disappear. So I think C. stercoreus is a good proposal.

i noticed that too.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-11-25 12:03:50 CST (-0500)

but ‘conspicuous’ is the key term. the colors are a better fit for C. stercoreus as well.

Some of the cups were striate…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-11-25 09:31:49 CST (-0500)

and others lacked the striations. So I also wondered about this. Habitat seems to favor stercoreus. Stercoreus photo in Phillips shows some weak striations on inner caps. Thanks Danny.

i wondered
By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2013-11-25 08:18:00 CST (-0500)

I wondered if this was stercoreus, but was unsure due to the lines on the cup in the lower right.