Observation 22192: Pluteus romellii (Britzelm.) Sacc.

When: 2009-06-14

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

A small yellow stemmed Pluteus growing terrestrially under mixed hard woods.



Proposed Names

54% (3)
Recognized by sight
72% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: Round spores?
43% (3)
Recognized by sight: Could be ;)

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-16 16:51:21 CEST (+0200)

No one seems to have taken notice of melleipes, since Murrill described it in the North American Flora. There is actually nothing in the description that speaks against Pluteus romellii. It’s possibly a minor form (almost globose spores and lacking cystidia). Type specimen and other collections can be seen virtually in C. V. Starr Virtual Herbarium at NYBG, and I’d bet that the gills are yellowing with age too.
Here’s one of the collections:

I think I’ll follow Michael Kuo’s advice in this case and vote for romellii (=lutescens)…

Not my opinion …
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-16 13:58:00 CEST (+0200)

The key of KUO leads to Pluteus romellii (“flavescens” in his key), because you have to go with “cap margin lined” in pair 34/34*. It’s well visible in the first foto.
Besides the key of KUO, the picture looks exactly typical and in my eyes unmistakeably like P. romellii

If the stipe is yellow it keys out well in Kuo’s key.
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-06-16 02:42:54 CEST (+0200)
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-15 20:14:02 CEST (+0200)

about the size of a beer bottle cap. I’ll get a spore shot up in a bit.

Could it be
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-15 18:32:36 CEST (+0200)

Pluteus melleipes? Cinnamon cap, yellow stem, white gills – but how small is it..?

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