When: 2017-06-27

Collection location: Nescopeck State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

Specimen available

There were a few of these with pale reddish-brown pigment on the cap. Yellow deposits on the stipe base suggest flavoconia or flavorubens. No rubescence observed (although I did not section it). Meltzer’s applied to a thin spore print showed a weakly amyloid reaction (lack of intensity possibly due to there not being enough spores to show a more noticeable reaction).

A few spores found under the scope, ~7-9.5 × 5-6.5. Some of the spores were wider on one end; some appeared to be partially collapsed in the mid-section.

Ambiguities in morphology likely due to this specimen being post-mature and having persisted in-situ through varying weather conditions. Kinda interesting, so I preserved it.

Hemlock, white pine, birch, some oak.


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