Observation 60544: Micromphale Gray (Site ID) (Gymnopus)

When: 2010-06-18

Collection location: Garman Preserve, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

29% (5)
Recognized by sight
-23% (4)
Recognized by sight
54% (3)
Recognized by sight

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-12-11 19:33:02 EST (-0500)

The gills look really pale to me but with dark contrasting shadows. Also, the interwoven gill pattern, gill attachment, and double toned stipe are indicative of Gymnopus and Micromphale.

No spores
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2010-12-11 18:35:13 EST (-0500)

I got into mushroom photography before I knew what I was doing. I never thought it would be that difficult to identify species without the spore print. Now I know better and am gearing up with equipment to collect and analize my finds next season. Meanwhile, I still have few specimen I can’t identify from my last season (it’s only 5-10% of my entire collection). Sorry, but no spores.

Spore colour?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-12-11 04:56:02 EST (-0500)

It would help if you noticed that. My impression is a dark-spored mushroom with sticky caps, leading me to Psilocybe – or Deconica if not blueing. But CureCat is the expert on that group, I’m not…

Lots of choices
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2010-12-10 19:03:47 EST (-0500)

I see it’s going to be difficult to pin this species down – just in one day we have 3 contenders.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-12-10 13:40:43 EST (-0500)

I am not sure whether the question is directed at Irene or myself, but if I had a particular species in mind I would have proposed it.

What species do you have in mind?
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2010-12-09 21:57:56 EST (-0500)

What species do you have in mind?