Observation 292832: Flammula (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2017-09-23

Collection location: Pikes Creek Reservoir, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Clusters growing inside a large hollowed/decaying stump, probably oak.

Gills are exceptionally shallow

No spores found, neither by drop nor smash mount.

Gymnopilus? Pholiota? Something else? Forget if I preserved any of this. It’s likely a weather-related anomaly. Very dry and warm-to-hot during the 2+ weeks leading up to this observation.


Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
-1% (2)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: because I’m old fashioned.

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Just noticed…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-10-01 13:29:55 CDT (-0400)

the similarity of the gills to obs 292905.

Difficult to say…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-10-01 02:13:15 CDT (-0400)

who’s correct and who’s incorrect with this ID. A real head-scratcher. I appreciate all the suggestions.

that’s fine…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2017-10-01 00:37:31 CDT (-0400)

I guess I’m wrong. Just want to,see it for myself.

F. alnicola make about as much sense a anything.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-10-01 00:23:57 CDT (-0400)

The gills are apparently a developmental anomaly. Complete absence of spores. Alnicola is a common species around here at this time of year.

Not sure if I preserved this, Richard. It’ll probably be a couple weeks before I get through my backlog of preserved/posted material.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2017-09-30 23:43:08 CDT (-0400)

Yes. These too please. ;)