Observation 207971: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2015-06-26

Collection location: Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Appearing terrestrial in mixed woods.

Photos in low natural light.


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Recognized by sight: burn?

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This does look like…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-06-28 19:57:36 CDT (-0400)

Myxomphalia maura. Mycoquebec says this species fruits during periods of heavy rain, which accurately describes our recent weather. This website lists June as one month when it is found. One remote possibility that should not be completely ruled out is that lightning could have struck a tree nearby.

Mycoquebec lists “detachable cuticle” as an M. maura trait. In its currently semi-dry state this mushroom’s cuticle is not detachable. I left it out for a few days hoping the get a spore drop, without luck.

I appreciate all the reasonable proposals you make, Pulk. If nothing else, this prompts me to re-examine a given collection and perhaps learn things about some species.

Interesting. I have no other guess.
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-06-28 15:12:36 CDT (-0400)
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-06-28 08:42:46 CDT (-0400)

not collected at a burn site. No fires allowed along this popular state park trail.