Observation 55182: Hypholoma (Fr.) P. Kumm.

I thought I had logged these before, but was unable to find the reference on MO.
They were at the base and rising up from the base of an old stump, in a cleared area of the State forest. Some of the caps are appearing to be wet and shiny. (This could have been dew.)
The gills were not close. There was no identifiable aroma. There is a good variance in the display from young specimens to advanced. No spore was taken. The stems show a distinctive style and the caps tend to fade from dark orange to a
lighter colour with maturity. They also tend to grow in a cluster and groups as well as in singular growths. The caps were to about 50mm across.(2") There is another species that is similar and could be the correct ID…> Hypholoma fasciculare. (there is some differences in the gill colouring but the growth habit and stem descriptins are comparable.)???


Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd (kk) Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd (kk) Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd (kk) Australia

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Used references: Bruce Fuhrer p72 image 95
75% (3)
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Recognized by sight: has dark purplish-black spores.
good to see more post from you Ian.

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Noah, have found a reference in one of Bruce Fuhrer’s books stating that this Hypholoma is : Hypholoma australe (with as you stated Spores purple-black.( mag x 3/4) Not sure if I should use the australe text. What do you think. chow, Ian (kk)

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