Observation 280478: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2017-06-23

Collection location: Beltzville State Park, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)

No specimen available

I find it strange I can’t find anything close to this in my guide. It’s the curved edge that makes this stand out.


Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: If the spores are brown
Used references: Current name for Phaeomarasmius erinaceellus.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Need more info about the mushroom seen in this obs.
27% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Sounds like…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-07-10 19:13:52 CDT (-0500)

F. erinaceellus. But without a better view of color, it’s difficult to commit to this proposal.

I take lots of photos, and after viewing them on my computer, I choose maybe 10% (at most) to label, store, and post. Learning to use ambient light in mushroom photography is an art and a science. You learn as you go, and the idiosyncrasies of your camera play a role. Generally, I look for a slightly shaded area near open sunny area. The open area provides ambient light necessary for the camera to ficus, and the shade cuts the glare. Also, pointing the subject in the direction of the well-lit area is helpful.

By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2017-07-10 18:44:31 CDT (-0500)

The gills were a lighter shade of orange than the cap. The flash makes them look almost white. I should take more care with photo taking.

Just noticed…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-07-01 07:39:18 CDT (-0500)

that Index Fungorum lists both Phaeomarasmius erinaceus and Flammulaster erinaceellus as currently valid species names. IF also says F. erinaceellus has replaced the name P. erinaceellus. Neither Mushroom Expert nor Champignons du Quebec documents P. erinaceus. Wikipedia has a page for P. erinaceus, but the species portrayed there looks like F. erinaceellus.

Does anyone know… Do the names P. erinaceellus and P. erinaceus refer to different taxa?

Are the gills as light-colored…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-06-30 20:06:38 CDT (-0500)

as they look in the photo? Direct sunlight can wash a lot of the color out.

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