When: 2007-11-26

Collection location: Cabin Cove, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

small shelf mushrooms in rows and clusters on not-so-rotten birch log (~4-5" diameter), no odor
ST: lateral or on top, stubby, cap-like
CAP: 20-25mm, smooth, viscid, nicely evenly rounded to fan-shaped, convex surface, pale brown at marg to darker brown in center, whitish scurfy when dry
FLESH: v thin, bends easily and soft but doesn’t break, brownish
VEIL: fibrillose, conspicuous remnants hanging from margin, whitish
GILL: light brown, close, neat and clean, less than 2mm deep, radiating from a single little disk opp where st attaches (does that make them free?)
SPORE: failed to give a print(!)

I’m still working on getting a spore print from these things. Until then I’m tentatively assuming it’s brown. (Can’t be Panus or kin because of veil, right?)

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Panellus patellaris
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2007-11-29 16:04:14 CST (-0500)

Found this in Gary Lincoff’s Audubon guide as Tectella patellaris but Index Fungorum lists that as a synonym for Panellus patellaris.

Nice photos
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-11-29 15:47:01 CST (-0500)

Def. a Crepidotus, but probably not mollis. I’ve been meaning to try and get better at Crepidotus at some point, but probably not going to get to it this year. I think in the Apalachins there are a lot of different Crepidotus, that aren’t in the west. At least Smith’s monograph makes you think this is true.

Never seen a veil like that on the west coast
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-11-29 14:41:35 CST (-0500)

Is that typical of C. mollis on the east coast?