Observation 24023: Clitocybe (Fr.) Staude

When: 2009-08-05

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Found in Zone 38, along with a lot of August 5’s finds. Zone 38 is a sizable expanse of mixed woods on the south side of Elgin St., with several hardwood species including maple and birch with occasional oaks; on the coniferous side, balsam fir, jack pine, red pine, and the occasional spruce.

Within Zone 38 is an especially interesting patch I call MDZ1 (for myco-diversity zone). I noticed it last year because it yielded six or seven different mushroom species on a single day, including a couple of sizable agarics (one flushing in sizable quantities) and a clump of Cudonia which I have never seen anywhere else.

This mushroom was not in MDZ1.

With its white color, decurrent gills, lack of latex (I checked), terrestrial growth, fibrous stem, and small size (golf ball), it resembles a Clitocybe more than anything else.

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Recognized by sight: Small white mushroom with fibrous stipe and decurrent gills

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