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Observation 241324: Lyophyllum P. Karst.

When: 2016-05-27

Collection location: Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Plischke (John Plischke)

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The non-caepitose Lyophyllums…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-06-12 22:25:41 CDT (-0400)

seem to be easily confused with Trichs. Here’s something similar that I found during October a few years back. obs 114392. I settled on the Lyophyllum ID via the discussion found here obs 83305.

The only Tricholoma species I’ve seen before September is T. saponaceum. But with the kind of crazy weather we have any more… summer in March, fall in June… who knows?

By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2016-06-12 20:39:14 CDT (-0400)

I still think it could be a trich. Now I have to look up Lyophyllum spores. I think they both can have the blue chemical reaction. Typically I see them there in late fall like October when the pine they grow under looses many of its needles. I will recheck this one in the fall when it reappears

By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2016-06-10 10:38:47 CDT (-0400)

Good call, not only can you id the mushrooms accurately but also the bottles and where they come from. Last year I think you had me on my KOH.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2016-06-10 01:58:08 CDT (-0400)

The guaiac bottle looks rather familiar (I have one, too). Did you get it from Rich B. by any chance? :-)