Observation 18330: Macrocystidia cucumis (Pers.) Joss.

When: 2002-07-08

Collection location: Laurel Hill State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Plischke (John Plischke)

No specimen available

Notes:
under oak trees.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:12 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Laurel Hill Pennsylvania’ to ‘Laurel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-02-17 06:42:12 GMT (+0000)

Oh okay, if no staining then it is probably M. cucumis.
Here is a photo which resembles your collection:
http://www.nifg.org.uk/...
Here is the mykoweb page:
http://www.mykoweb.com/...

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By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2009-02-15 06:48:36 GMT (+0000)

it does look dark but did not bruise when i scratched it in lighter places. I was thinking it could be a Gymnopus/Collybia but could not find any with caps that dark in any of my books with photos.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-02-14 09:22:05 GMT (+0000)

Is that black staining I’m seeing on the stipe of one of the over-turned mushrooms??

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