When: 2007-11-29

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

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

small to avg-sized mushroom clumped on old oak log, no odor
ST: curved, 30-50×5-9mm, v pale yellowish to reddish or dark reddish brown near base, shiny-fibrous, rather whitish scurfy but thinning above, hollow when young to solid in age, pale inside, soft and bending readily but not breaking
CAP: to 30-60mm wide, domed to broadly convex, margin curled in when young, dull with faint scattered thin fibrilose scales when young, shiny and smooth in age, rich reddish brown fading to yellowish near margin, finely whitish fibrillose around marg when young
FLESH: v pale yellowish, 1-2mm thick when young to 10mm thick in age, rather fragile (but cuticle tough and peeling)
VEIL: partial, fibrillose, faint, not leaving any sign on stalk, v pale, leaving tatters hanging from margin that disappear entirely in age
GILL: notched but attached, v pale yellowish aging dirty grayish, unbranched, close
SPORE: print purplish brown

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Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Hypholoma lateritium is the most current name according to Index Fungorum. H. lateritium was published in 1774 and H. sublateritium in 1838. http://www.indexfungorum.org/...

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H. sublateritium
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2007-12-03 21:09:18 AST (-0400)

With proper web access, was able to poke around. mushroomexpert.com has this species on hardwood with brick-red cap and non-greenish gills that matches well.

Hypholoma not-fasciculare
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2007-12-02 10:26:48 AST (-0400)

Thanks for mentioning H. capnoides, Debbie. As it is growing very clearly upon a huge red oak, it’s neither that species nor the eastern equivalent, N. radicosum (or is substrate less of a strict requirement than I think?).

However, that doesn’t answer your excellent point that it really doesn’t look livid enough to be H. fasciculare. I got a good purple-brown print, and a good view of the cortina on a young specimen, so there’s no question of it being Pholiota or some other superficially similar genus. Soon as we get an east-coast expert on here like Darvin, we can get all these pesky questions cleared up, eh? ;)