A few small clusters on both sides of a moss covered, very decayed and damp fallen log in Oak-Hickory forest. Obtained white spore print.

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Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas
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Jacob, thank you for digging out this old ob.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-01-14 05:50:19 CST (+0800)

If you read my comment in this observation you know that A. epichysium was my first inclination BUT for the color of the caps. So, my question is, does this species sometimes have caps that are not gray, as I have seen before? If so, would that be dependent on environmental conditions? Thanks for sharing your expertise.

Alan, thanks so much for looking at my ob.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-12-20 12:18:24 CST (+0800)

and for suggesting an alternate genus. I am always eager to consider a wide range of possibilities when trying to pin down an accurate ID. The area where these specimens were found is a mixed hardwoods forest, primarily oak and hickory with some cottonwood and a lesser number of miscellaneous other hardwoods. There are no conifers in or near this section of the park. Additionally I did obtain a white (without a doubt) spore print. For those reasons, most saliently, I ruled out Chrysomphalina. Additionally, these specimens have a shorter stipe and closer, less yellow gills. My original impression was A. epichysium, which I have found twice earlier in the lower elevations of this park. However, the cap color was blackish gray on those earlier specimens, so I hesitated to narrow the ID to species.

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