When: 2018-09-28

Collection location: PA State Game Lands 92, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

Specimen available

Several fruit bodies growing on a hickory nut (specimens A). Several other fruit bodies growing on forest litter very close to where the nut was found (specimens B). Shagbark hickory tree only a few feet away.

Spores were very weakly amyloid, which agrees with what is reported for luteupallens on Mushroom Expert. 6-8(9) x 4-5 (spores from specimens B).

Hymenial cystidia found on specimens A and B, abundant and basically identical, fusoid-ventricose occasionally with flexuous necks.


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The explanation for “crocea”…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-10-01 05:21:19 PDT (-0700)

may be found at Champignons du Quebec. Apparently, Peck had applied the name “Mycena luteopallens” to a species of Hygrocybe. So, I suppose the “luteopallens” proposal does indeed deserve an “as if”. Hopefully, this does not motivate a mass burning of NA mushroom field guides :-)

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