Observation 57106: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2010-08-18

Collection location: Haystack Trail, Cordova, Alaska, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

-86% (1)
Recognized by sight: this odd fungus had the rubbery feel and gestalt of a Helvella…but it had gills!
30% (3)
Recognized by sight
-5% (4)
Recognized by sight
-14% (2)
Recognized by sight: despite the presence of rudimentary gills, I still believe that this one could be acso.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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yeah you are right.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-04 11:58:07 PST (-0800)

these gills were much better formed than the asco that we just collected. I was really refering to the asco “gills” that I had just held in my hand. Time does cloud the memory!

There were similarities though, including the over-all texture and gestalt.

this one, lacking a specimen, will never be wholly resolved, but new info has reinforced my original feeling that this was not a normal basidio and maybe that it was not a basidio at all.

I should have said found a similar species; it was not this exact one.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-12-04 11:39:15 PST (-0800)

You describe the gills as rudimentary but to me they seem well formed? Interesting, whatever it is!

I get that Christian…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-02 10:51:41 PST (-0800)

but you didn’t handle it, and alas, I didn’t have the ability to dry it.

the Redwood species is here with me at home. I was teaching and didn’t have a camera along. the scope is my next step.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-12-02 10:42:45 PST (-0800)

look like an asco, but a beat-up and kind of buggy gilled fungus. Do you have a photo of the one from Redwood?

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-12-02 09:30:41 PST (-0800)

makes me think of a Lyophyllum, but I really have no idea about this.

I have been wondering about something else – what’s the difference between Agaricales and Agaricales sensu lato?

just refound this species yesterday at Redwood Regional Park.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-02 09:24:48 PST (-0800)

I still think it to be an asco w/quasi-gills. I’ll scope it today.

apologies for the crappy photo…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-10-28 08:03:00 PDT (-0700)

but the fungus depicted was very unusual…taxo-geeks, please take a peek!

It is the out-of-focus, greasy-capped, dull-colored mushroom in the foreground, not the tubies at the back, altho my cameras auto-focus prefered the color, apparently.

Got genus?

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