Observation 47030: Laccaria Berk. & Broome

When: 2010-06-16

Collection location: Walking Iron Park, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve Nelsen (sfnelsen)

No specimen available

growing on a Phellinus broken off an oak, lying on the ground for 3 years and covered with moss

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:26 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Walking Iron Park, Dane Co. WI, USA’ to ‘Walking Iron Park, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA


Copyright © 2010 Stephen F. Nelsen

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It is a Laccaria
By: Steve Nelsen (sfnelsen)
2010-07-01 11:03:01 -05 (-0500)

I asked Greg Mueller, the Laccaria expert, and he says it is definitely a Laccaria, possibly bicolor, although you would need spores to tell.

small, under 2 cm cap and stem
By: Steve Nelsen (sfnelsen)
2010-06-17 11:30:16 -05 (-0500)

Darkened to orangey brownish overnight. I could not find spores in a smash mount, but were many round “oil drops”. Tough consistency to both caps and stems.

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