When: 2007-12-26

Collection location: Buttonwood, south Key Largo, Monroe Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

small shelf mushroom scattered in large group on semi-rotten pigeon plum? log
ST: lateral, stubby or nonexistent, white fuzzy
CAP: ~15mm round in outline, v broadly convex, marg curled under, bright pale orangish yellowish, thinly white fibrillose, soft and flabby
VEIL: none
GILL: whitish to creamy, close, radiate from stem, adnate, 2-3mm deep

I have failed repeatedly to get a spore print of this one since it decomposes so rapidly. Normally one can see dark spores on such clean white gills even just using a handlens, so I’m assuming it must have whitish or at least pale spores.

I thought Pleutotopsis longinqua looked promising, but it only occurs in the NW.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2007-12-30 12:56:31 CST (-0600)

Perhaps Crepidotus?