Observation 166842: Gymnopus earleae Murrill

When: 2014-06-06

Collection location: Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

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On soil primarily under White Pine with stipe base binding a ball of soil. Basal rhizomorphs variably whitish, tannish, tawny. Cheilocystidia sparse, observed none on some gill edges.

I’m confident these are not G. dryophilus. But differentiating G. earleae from G. subsulphureus seems to depend upon rather dubious criteria such as rhizomorphs tawny vs. rhizomorphs pinkish.

Gill color pale yellow, yellowish, almost white, but one specimen with orangish tinge. Cap color yellow to buff with orangish center. These all appear to be post-mature specimens. All were collected from the same small area (less than one acre). I believe they all represent the same species.

These collections agree well with Halling’s description of G. earleae.

Collected from same area as…


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