Observation 25861: Panellus stipticus (Bull.) P. Karst.

When: 2009-09-27

Collection location: Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bob Zuberbuhler (Bob Z)

No specimen available

I agree with Douglas Smith that the photos in the observation submitted September 21, 2009, and tentatively named Cyptotrama chrysopeplum, were of very dried up little guys in Douglas’ words. However, after a couple of days of rain they became soft and pliant and much more interesting (I think). I’m resubmitting this observation with new photos and text.

These tiny mushrooms were found crowded on a dead stick. After rehydrating the tan caps were up to 15mm in diameter and had one or more concentric darker brown rings. The top was flat but had an indented center. The surface was “textured”. (I don’t know the right term for it.) The underside had tan gills that attached to the stalk and ran down it slightly. The relatively stout stalk was up to 20mm long and attached to the underside near one edge. There was no ring, but a mass of some sort of tissue was seen at the junction of the stalk with the cap. There was no distinctive odor.

I’m still labeling this as Cyptotrama chrysopeplum, but am not sure. I suppose it might be Armillaria tabescens, and would welcome other labels, especially from Douglas.



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By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-09-27 14:07:48 CDT (-0500)

Reminiscent of a Crinipellis.

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