Observation 18375: Leptonia (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2004-08-03

Collection location: Ohiopyle State Park, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Plischke (John Plischke)

No specimen available

cap about 3/8 inch wide. Mixed oak hemlock woods.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:31 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Pennsylvania ohiopile’ to ‘Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania, USA’


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Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania, USA
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-02-15 13:28:23 CST (-0500)
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-02-15 01:59:50 CST (-0500)

Looking at these again, I can force myself to see Leptonia – the cap is slightly scaly and darkish, etc. But the gills still don’t look pink enough in what appears to be a mature specimen (on the left).

Spore print
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2009-02-15 01:16:06 CST (-0500)

I did not do a spore print, I guess I have been bad. I assumed it was because it grew in an area where I find a lot of them.

not Leptonia
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-02-14 22:40:56 CST (-0500)

The combination of the color of the pileus along with the slightly decurrent gills and umbilicate cap point don’t look like Leptonia. The growth form of the youngest specimens here also doesn’t look like Leptonia. Did you take a spore print to make sure the spores were pinkish or salmon-colored?