Observation 57868: Camarophyllopsis Herink

Odor and taste unpleasant, strongly farinacaous.

Cystidia absent.

Spores subcylindrical, 5.5 – 6 × 3 micrometers, white, minutely ornamented, with an obvious hilar appendage.


pileipellius, gills
pileipellius, gills
pileipellis 400x
lamellar trama
gill cross section
Top of the pileipellis
Top of the pileipellis

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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-11-03 19:40:58 EDT (-0400)

The seemingly interwoven hyphae of the lamellar trama suggests Camarophyllopsis also.
Compare with the description for the genus Hygrotrama in Largent’s How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus VI.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-11-03 18:38:44 EDT (-0400)

If Camarophyllopsis the pileipellis will be a derm in the form of a palisade or hymeniform layer with inflated terminal cells, there is an example of the typical pileipellis structure in my observation of an undescribed Camarophyllopsis species here.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-03 16:38:20 EDT (-0400)

First of all, odor interpretation is variable. Second, here are some references as suggested by DesJardin’s list (available from MykoWeb), but I doubt they’ll include much coverage of Camarophyllopsis.

Largent, D. L. 1985. Hygrophoraceae. In: Agaricales of California. Ed. by H. D. Thiers. Mad River Press, Eureka CA. 208 p.

Hesler, L. R. & A. H. Smith. 1963. North American species of Hygrophorus. Univ. of Tennessee Press, Knoxville. 416 p.

Boertmann, D. 1995. The genus Hygrocybe. Fungi of Northern Europe. Vol. 1: 1-184.

Candusso, M. 1997. Hygrophorus s.l. Fungi Europaei 6. Liberia Basso, Alassio. 784 p.

Bird, D. J. & D. W. Grund. 1979. Nova Scotian species of Hygrophorus. Proc. Nova Scotian Inst. Sci. 29: 1-131.

Singer, R. 1978. Keys for the identification of species of Agaricales II. Sydowia 31: 271-279. [Camarophyllus].

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-11-03 15:55:14 EDT (-0400)

It does look like C. foetens, but the odor is different. What is a good reference for Camarophyllopsis?

I agree with Irene
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-03 15:37:33 EDT (-0400)

looks like C. foetens that we find up here.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-11-03 05:23:11 EDT (-0400)

some kind of Camarophyllopsis?