When: 2011-04-24

Collection location: Rock Island State Park, Warren Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Adamo (adamo588)

No specimen available

What are these? I’m stumped. They were growing in clusters around the base of a dying ash tree. 3cm cap typical orangish- brown, fading to tan as it dries, 3.5mm fibrous, hollow stem 3.5cm long with bulbous bottom. No unusual odor. Dark brown spore print.


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Recognized by sight: The bulbous stipe base is weird…

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Possible Mistake
By: Brian Adamo (adamo588)
2011-05-18 19:29:13 PDT (-0700)

Perhaps the mature specimens I got the spore print from were actually a different species than the specimens in the photos. They were all growing together and were the same size and shape, although the color on the mature specimens was tan, and I assumed that the mushrooms faded to that color as they aged. So Gymnopus it is!

Spore print could not be brown.
By: Patrick R. Leacock (MycoGuide)
2011-05-18 09:15:19 PDT (-0700)

I agree with Walt that this is Gymnopus subsulphureus. But it has a white spore print. It also has pinkish cords on the stem base. Maybe you mixed up your collection with a Galerina spore print?

What about the spore color?
By: Brian Adamo (adamo588)
2011-04-26 06:06:42 PDT (-0700)

I agree that they appear to be some kind of Gymnopus, but what throws me off is the dark brown spore color. Shouldn’t Gymnopus have white spores? The gills on oldest specimens were brown – I should have included photos of them, too.

I thought that the “club-foot” stipe would indicate some identity, but haven’t found anything like them.

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