Observation 27492: Laccaria Berk. & Broome

This was found growing in the cold. Coming from a clump of lichen. It is very small, smaller than a penny. Spore print was hard to get but i detect a light pink. Almost looks like a waxy cap but its growing right in the middle of some lichen.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:43 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Cranberry Glade botanical area Monogahela N, F, Pocahontas Co. West Virginia’ to ‘Cranberry Glade Botanical Area Monongahela National Forest, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia, USA’


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25% (4)
Recognized by sight: found growing on sand stone rock with lichen
-5% (4)
Used references: Earlier MO post on basidiolichens.
37% (3)
Recognized by sight: Sort of has the look, but substrate is puzzling for this mycorrhizal genus.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-31 02:57:38 EDT (-0400)

this is the fungal symbiont of a lichen. They used to be called something like Omphalina, but have recently had their genus changed, I believe. In Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified, may be mentioned as O. fibula in his key to Omphalina and Zeromphalina, p. 221, based mostly on the coloration and minute size.