When: 2014-08-06

Collection location: Gahanna, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Django Grootmyers (Heelsplitter)

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Growing at the base of a dead beech. Grey stem bases.

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Your impression is correct.
By: Django Grootmyers (Heelsplitter)
2014-09-08 14:35:13 PDT (-0700)

There are yellowish hues on the stipe. I’d say that it goes from grey at the base to yellow in the middle 3rd of the stipe and then to white right under the cap. I just checked my personal herbarium and it turns out I was mistaken. I don’t actually have an herbarium specimen for this observation, but I do for some mushrooms that I suspect might be the same species. I’ll post observations of those too. I could probably scope them pretty soon.

colors on the stipe
By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2014-09-08 10:12:32 PDT (-0700)

the colors on the stipe are really interesting. The impression that I get from the photos is that there is some grey at the base and then some yellowish hues towards the apex.

there are two taxa in section Celluloderma reported from North America with greyish hues at the base of the stipe P. cyanopus and P. phaeocyanopus. You can check full descriptions for those here:


Microscopical data are needed for a more accurate ID.