Observation 164642: Xeromphalina kauffmanii A.H. Sm.

When: 2014-05-03

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Substrate was moss-covered and well-decayed. Hardwoods and hemlock present. I don’t know which type of wood hosted these.



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By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-05-05 17:04:04 CDT (-0400)

If you check the bottom of the log you may find some bark on the underside between the log and the earth.

Phil, I could not determine…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-05-05 09:23:54 CDT (-0400)

the type of wood… quite old with any remaining bark deteriorated; partially moss-covered. Didn’t check out the roots. That’s a good idea. need to keep in mind. Sometimes roots give a clue. I’ll probably be back in this spot… it’s near one of my morel areas. I’ll look at the wood again and see if there some roots to photograph. Thanks for the suggestion.

The forking of the gills is pretty interesting. I haven’t seen this trait listed for either of these small Xeromphalinas. The intervenous gills are observable in zoom… last photo gives the best view.

If it were
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-05-04 20:00:24 CDT (-0400)

on Hemlock I’d call it X. campanella, but if it grew on hardwoods it may be X. kauffmanii. Did you notice the intervenous gills and some forking at the margin? Was there any bark whatsoever on the log, and any root remnants present?

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