When: 2017-05-01

Collection location: Umstead State Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)

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By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-02 13:50:55 CDT (-0400)

I suppose the naivete that is inherent in this is that we can know these things! We are trying hard! And there are some fine experienced folks – but, holy crap this stuff is outrageously messy and surprisingly capricious!

Especially, but certainly NOT limited to, field ID discussions! :)

Thanks for all your help, Dave, you’ve taught me a lot!

Ha! Understood.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-05-02 11:47:38 CDT (-0400)

The more I learn about mushrooms the more I realize that I know less than I thought I previously knew… :-/

In this case, you may be able to eliminate the possibility of R. maculata var scorzonerea by tasting a little bit of the mushroom. Maculata should be bitter.

I never stop talking about
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-02 08:25:05 CDT (-0400)

my old professor Dr. Goos who always would hand the specimens back to me with a smile and say "I learned these as . . . " and say, “I’m not sure what they are now.” It used to crack me up, but NOW I’m doing it too.

It was easier…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-05-01 23:45:50 CDT (-0400)

when they were all just “Collybia” :-)

Very pale cap color for dryophilus types, but this certainly does not rule out dryophilus.

Hey Dave
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-01 13:26:14 CDT (-0400)

these little ones always baffle me. I still think “collybia” in a big sense and don’t know where to go after that.

And now that I see Pulk putting Gymnopus up I feel like I"ve been here before!

Thanks guys!

Geoff, most of the species…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-05-01 12:32:51 CDT (-0400)

listed under Collybia in older field guides have been moved to other genera. The only NA species remaining in Collybia are a few types of mushrooms that grow on other mushrooms. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/collybia.html

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