Observation 168150: Rhodocybe Maire

When: 2014-06-21

Collection location: Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

On the ground under conifers, mainly Norway Spruce.


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I don’t recall there being any bluing.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-06-25 13:03:08 CDT (-0400)

I think the colors are basic shades of gray. Stipe does appear to show a covering with fibers. The context in the cap was brittle, easily broken.

Along with the Norway Spruce I believe there was some larch, pine, and probably hemlock. The area is a small plot of land (about 3 acres) that was planted with conifers… maybe 50-80 years ago.

Kind of what I was phishing for, Dave.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-06-25 02:35:06 CDT (-0400)

Conifers, mostly Norway spruce as noted in your notes? Or were/are there mixed conifers in the area?

In the second photo, there appears to be some bluing on the edge of the cap. The stipe appears to be fibrilose.

I don’t think Camarophyllus applies here.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-06-22 22:11:15 CDT (-0400)

The context in the cap was fairly brittle, and the habitat (shady conifer area) seems wrong.

My first thought was “Entolomataceae.”
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-06-22 22:08:38 CDT (-0400)

But there was no spore drop, and when I scoped some material I could find no angular spores… just a couple isolated broadly elliptic ones.

Caps about 1 cm.

In Arora,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-06-22 22:05:44 CDT (-0400)

keys out to something similar to Camarophyllus subviolaceus; but there are several related species.

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