When: 2017-06-14

Collection location: Lovell, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)

No specimen available

Habitat: growing on leaf litter and decaying wood in mixed hemlock/oak/maple forest


Hyphae of the lamellar trama with coarse, dark brown pigment granules in water

Proposed Names

91% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: “A revision of Collybia s.l. in the northeastern United States & adjacent Canada” by Roy E. Halling
Based on microscopic features
Based on chemical features: Green in KOH

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Dark gills?
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-06-15 19:39:02 CDT (-0400)

Mushroom Expert says the gills of alkalivirens may be pale brown, perhaps like the ones seen in this obs.

I seem to find what I ID as alkalivirens mainly during spring, obs 277983. 277983 produced a similar dark green KOH reaction similar to what is seen here in 278869. Not long ago I also found some that looked like alkalivirins, but KOH caused a black reaction on the cap, obs 277984.

KOH reaction gif
By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2017-06-15 18:20:21 CDT (-0400)

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