Cap red brown with a margin that is of lighter color. Viscid at the time of collection(it was poring rain at the time of collection) but now dry. cap 4 cm smooth.. gills close white/cream slightly adnexed to free, narrow. spore print white Microscopic stuff tomorrow.Stem 7cm white with little wet granules. darkening at the base base, swollen then tapering in to a long tap root. taste none, smell none growing next to a stump of beech. Ok this is an unusual one. I’M not sure if it is Caulorhiza. At first I thought it to be a Flammulina velutipes but the long tap root is not characteristic for that.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:40 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘West shore Boat ramp area Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area Fayette Co. West Virgnina’ to ‘Plum Orchard Lake Wildlife Management Area, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA’


spore print shot better shot of the gills
spore print shot better shot of the gills
close up in situ
close up in situ

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A radicating stipe
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-03-14 12:09:54 EDT (-0400)

or at least long stipe can occur in this species. I have found clusters on elm and when removing the bark found very long stems reaching out I guess until the fruiting bodies could find the light of day.

What about the tap root?
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-03-14 11:42:13 EDT (-0400)

I have yet to find any source relating to a tap to root from F velutipes

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