Observation 326182: Mixed collection

When: 2018-08-06

Collection location: Kanawha State Forest, Kanawha Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Evan D (Wmdavis87)

Specimen available

Found in the same spot as observation 325596. Growing in moss under American beech (Fagus grandifolia). Specimen ranging in size from 13-45mm tall. Yellowish coloring of original specimen made me think it was something other then C calyculus but mature specimen seem to fit well. Also one specimen had pretty well developed ridges on the fertile surface will the other 3 were smooth to slightly wrinkled.

*Edit: spelling


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Used references:
Kuo, M. (2015, February). Craterellus calyculus. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/craterellus_calyculus.html
65% (2)
Recognized by sight: 1st 3 photos seems to show a Thelephora while the 4th photo is some sort of gilled mushroom

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By: Evan D (Wmdavis87)
2018-08-09 07:53:10 CDT (-0500)

Django Thelephora might in fact be correct for the first 3 photos, as stated in my description these were found in the same place as observation 325596. Doesn’t mean they were the same species I’d observered the week before. I will add that none of the specimen observed had the firm texture I’d expect from a Thelephora species. The splitting of the cap on the larger two specimen also seemed more like the splitting typically observed in Craterellus species rather then the branching observered in Thelephora. The fourth photo did not have true gills, but rather definitely forking false gills that are common for Craterellus species. Sadly I dropped that specimen on my way out of the woods and was unable to locate it.
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