Observation 296639: Marasmiaceae sensu lato

When: 2017-11-01

Collection location: Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alexander Dogonniuck (Alexandromyces)

No specimen available

Date Collected:10 October 2017
Substrate: Out of the soil and from underneath the stump of decaying hardwood
Habit: Clustered and very abundant, at least 30 fruiting bodies total
Habitat: Wooded hillside in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse NY
Fruiting Body:
Pileus: 1-2.5 cm, convex to incurved, waxy, dark red to orangey red at apex, margin with greyish dust
Lamellae: free or adnexed, waxy, whitish to cream, lamellulae frequent
Stipe: 0.5-1.5 cm thick, smooth tapering to cap, gradient of dark red to reddish orange, waxy
Ring: absent; Volva: absent
Other notes: mycelial fluff fusing stipe bases together, dried black, reference pictures


basidia or cystidia?

Proposed Names

-59% (3)
Recognized by sight: waxy gills and surface tissues, subdistant free gills, vibrant coloration
Used references: North American species of Hygrophorus / L.R. Hesler [and] Alexander H. Smith.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
83% (1)
Recognized by sight: probably same as observation 69742.
Not sure whether Gymnopus or Mycetinis or some other name is best applied

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i am wondering
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-11-01 13:59:49 CDT (-0400)

if the “greyish dust” is a pruina/bloom feature native to the agaric or a deuteromycetous thing attacking aging FBs. leaning more towards former. also feeling tricked at how hygrocyboid this apparently non-hygrocybe thing is. i guess cespitosity is a mark against Hygrocybe/for Gymnopus s.l.

vjp jimmiev any ideas?

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