Observation 50091: Bolbitius reticulatus (Pers.) Ricken

When: 2010-08-10

Collection location: Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hamilton (ham)

Specimen available

Cap 12 mm wide, slimy. Gills free or nearly free, pale yellow at first darkening to orange in older ones. Stems up to 3 cm long by 3 mm thick, flimsy yet durable, hollow. Growing in poplar chips.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:48 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Westmoreland County, PA’ to ‘Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, USA’


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By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-24 03:34:16 CEST (+0200)

I would like to look at it if you don’t mind.
I can’t promise stunning micrographs. But I’ll try!
I’m interested in seeing if the same structures that were present on the gill’s edge of my specimen are present in your specimen as well.

I will e-mail you later tonight.

By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-10-23 20:56:40 CEST (+0200)

I still have the specimen, but no scope. If you still want to look at it, let me know.

I’d prefer
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-10-22 19:46:51 CEST (+0200)

to use the name aleuriatus for this small, less blue and non-reticulate form.
In Funga Nordica it’s not recognized as a separate species, but reduced to Bolbitius reticulatus f. aleuriatus.

So you have an…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-22 16:38:07 CEST (+0200)

Your notes indicate that you have the specimen available for study? Is this true?

Do you have access to a microscope?

If so, I’d be interested to see if the micro-characteristics are similar to my observation. http://mushroomobserver.org/70000?q=8JWv
If not, that’s cool too.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-08-11 04:22:14 CEST (+0200)

I understand that B. reticulatus is preferred…

Though I must say, I am a bit hesitant to call the ones found on the West Coast B. reticulatus, because they seem so distinct from the Eastern ones… For now I will, for lack of a good argument, though I have never seen them reticulate out here, and not usually as slimy. It would be good to compare the two populations I think.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-08-11 01:27:38 CEST (+0200)

Bolbitius reticulatus and Bolbitius aleurites

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