Observation 46372: Xerula furfuracea (Peck) Redhead, Ginns & Shoemaker

When: 2010-06-05

Collection location: Rockville, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Michael Waisberg (waisberg)

No specimen available

Notes:
Pileus cuticle is brown, viscid, convex/flat, glabrous, with single incision on margin, margin is entire. Shape is round. Flesh is white. Smell is fruity.

Hymenium – gilled. Gills are white, distant/sub-distant, with lamelulae, soft, margin of gills is smooth, gills are adnate.

Stipe – central, hollow, tappered from base to apex, light brown colored with spiral pattern, when cut forms a spiral, inserted.

Spore print – white

Measurements
Pileus diameter – 48 × 55 mm
Pileus height – 13 mm
Stipe length – 122 mm
Stipe diameter at apex – 4.4. mm
Stipe diameter at middle – 5.6 mm
Stipe diameter at base – 9.0 mm

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:19 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Rockville, Maryland’ to ‘Rockville, Maryland, USA

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Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
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Eye3
Recognized by sight: lighter pileus, twisted-striate stipe, stalk is not scurfy brown.
Used references: Roody WC. Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians.

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Genus Xerula
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-06-06 22:59:40 CDT (-0500)

Read some of the comments on mushroomexpert.com about the genus Xerula, there several species which look very similar.

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