Red brown cap fading to orange brown, close white gills, stem color of cap with white basal mycelium, gregarious, binding conifer litter under ponderosa pine and spruce

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I’ve done a little more research and agree that G. dryophilus
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-08-17 04:59:57 CST (+0800)

is promosing. See:

I saw Syzygospora
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-08-16 07:21:56 CST (+0800)

on Gymnopus dryophilus just a couple of weeks ago, at NEMF!
My very first time seeing it in all of its parasitic glory, and it was spectacular!

Does it actually stop spore production in the host, tho?
the gills of “parasitized” Gymnopus seem perfectly normal.
Maybe it’s just a harmless hitchhiker?

It may be called the “oak loving ‘collybia’”, but
By: Chris Neefus (Chris Neefus)
2017-08-16 06:42:38 CST (+0800)

I’ve often found it in pine forests. Sometimes with Syzygospora. See MO observation 285954

Can be conifer hardwood forests I think but this area was conifers only
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-08-16 06:06:05 CST (+0800)

and it was binding conifer needles. Lots of look- alikes in Gymnopus and Rhodocollybia. I haven’t had time to do research yet.

dryophilus with conifers?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-08-16 01:23:15 CST (+0800)

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