North American Mycoflora Project, Observation #08123

MO#: 364254 iNat #: nnnnnnnn

NEARBY FLORA: Conifer: Douglas Fir, Hemlock, Lichen.

SUBSTRATE: Heavily decayed conifer branch, Moss.

HABIT: Few (5 within 4-inch area)

LIGHT EXPOSURE: Partial Shade nearly all day

ODOR: Mild Mushroom.

TASTE: Unknown-too small.


CAP: ⅛ ” – ½ “ across; convex, with a central depression and an arched margin; bald; dry; widely lined on the margin; brownish yellow, darker towards the center; fading towards the margin. Margin is wavy (umbrella-like) with the points corresponding with the longer gills.

GILLS: Pale orangish-yellow; Decurrent, running down the stem; fairly distant; short-gills present near the cap margin..

STIPE: ~ ½ “ – 1” long and ~ 1-2 mm thick; more or less equal; yellowish above, darker below. The top is bald and the base is finely hairy, having a pale yelllow-orange color. It is wiry and tough; curved towards the base.

SPORES: Light Buff

MYCELIA: White, very dense, directly below the forest duff. Appears to run shallow in the packed substrate, ~ ½”


Specimens in natural setting, w/Dollar Bill for sizing
Fuzzy Foot Closeup, using US Quarter for sizing

Proposed Names

80% (1)
Used references: Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms,
Mushroom Expert Website (Michael Kuo),
Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast (Siegel & Schwarz),
Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest (Trudell & Ammirati),
83% (1)
Used references: X. campanella is indistinguishable from X. enigmatica absent DNA or mating studies. See Mycologia, 107:6, 1270-1284 and X. campanella group Notes on Taxonomy

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