When: 2015-12-15

Collection location: Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Notes:
Same exact location (to the nearest square foot) as obs 225211 .

As noted in BRB, a tasty edible mushroom.

Left the two buttons to mature, and hope to revisit site on Thursday/Friday.

Collected the larger of the two buttons Friday 12-18. Almost mature. Photos added. Photo taken after mushroom was sectioned on 12-19. Note how the glands on the stipe have developed/darkened.

Photos labeled “12-23 A” and “12-23 B” taken 12-23. Photo A shows one of the two mushrooms seen in the thumbnail photo. This mushroom has survived a spell of cold weather, including one 24 hour period when the temperature did not exceed 32F. Development has been very slow, despite the currently wet and warm weather.

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three photos labeled with date 12-18 were taken 3 days after the initial observation. Same mushrooms as the two in-situ specimens originally posted. Left one to possibly mature further. But cold weather the coming two nights may prevent further development.
three photos labeled with date 12-18 were taken 3 days after the initial observation. Same mushrooms as the two in-situ specimens originally posted. Left one to possibly mature further. But cold weather the coming two nights may prevent further development.
three photos labeled with date 12-18 were taken 3 days after the initial observation. Same mushrooms as the two in-situ specimens originally posted. Left one to possibly mature further. But cold weather the coming two nights may prevent further development.
12-19-2015
Photos taken 12/23. In-situ mushroom is the same as the smaller one seen in the thumbnail photo taken 12/15. Harvested mushroom was one that seemed to pop up within the last few days. I left the in-situ specimen, hopefully to completely mature.
Photos taken 12/23. In-situ mushroom is the same as the smaller one seen in the thumbnail photo taken 12/15. Harvested mushroom was one that seemed to pop up within the last few days. I left the in-situ specimen, hopefully to completely mature.
The large one must have been hiding beneath leaves/needles. I didn’t see it the last time I visited this site. In-situ mushroom is seen in the original post. Photos taken 12-26-15.
The large one must have been hiding beneath leaves/needles. I didn’t see it the last time I visited this site. In-situ mushroom is seen in the original post. Photos taken 12-26-15.
The large one must have been hiding beneath leaves/needles. I didn’t see it the last time I visited this site. In-situ mushroom is seen in the original post. Photos taken 12-26-15.
Spores 7-9 × 2.5-3.

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Thanks, Dave…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-12-27 22:31:57 CST (-0500)

…for donating your collections to NJMA. We recently had a herbarium session at Rutgers where we keep our exsiccata. We added a few dozen records and samples. The collection is extensive, but it’s not really used by anyone because it’s not “online”. It’s a shame. We tried to link it to Mycoportal some time ago, but got rejected because not all the names were up to “the code”. We need to work with Index/Species Fungorum to get this resolved. I am pretty sure this and other taxonomy stuff will get done in the next two years as John Burghardt is president-elect.

First I’ve seen this species.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-12-27 22:01:03 CST (-0500)

The location is just a few minutes from my home. I’ve been following the development of a few of these, and each time I visit the site there seems to be another that has emerged from beneath the ground cover. There’s still one left there. I think this is probably the last of this season’s mycorrhizals around here (along with one lone Russula found yesterday).

I preserved a few of these and I’ll give one to NJMA, along with a few other things.

Cool find, Dave…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-12-27 21:49:19 CST (-0500)

I’ve seen this species once, in Maine in September 2013, and I don’t think it’s on the NJ species list.
I haven’t found any boletes in the Pine Barrens this month. I would have expected to find S. salmonicolor this late, given the warmest December ever and the fact that we have found it in December in the past, but was an exceptionally poor year for this slippery fella. Well, who knows, maybe there is gonna be some late fruiting after the rains.

Looks
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2015-12-19 16:00:11 CST (-0500)

like you’re at the ball park.

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