Observation 66909: Hypholoma lateritium (Schaeffer) P. Kummer

When: 2011-05-03

Collection location: Temperance, Michigan, USA [Click for map]

Who: chloe (chloeheartsowls)

No specimen available

growing in clusters on wood chips.
spore color: gray/purple.
gills attached with notch.
faint annulus.



Proposed Names

18% (10)
Recognized by sight: orange/red staining gills, is this weird geography?
14% (7)
Recognized by sight
31% (7)
Recognized by sight: purplish-black spores… not typical specimens. Was Hypholoma sublateritium

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Well maybe
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-05-09 19:07:12 CDT (-0500)


I have found H. lateritium on wood chips. I have never seen L. ceres


I’m not convinced as to L. ceres yet!

Observation 56419
By: chloe (chloeheartsowls)
2011-05-09 17:10:23 CDT (-0500)

I have a hard time believing these are the same species as my fall observation of H. lateritium unless this is a very oddball group.

Great observation!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-09 13:52:36 CDT (-0500)

At fist glance and with casual reading I thought H. Lateritium as well.
The orange bruising on the gills in the third picture and the fact that the stem seems to have faded in some areas after bruising sold me on Leratiomyces ceres.

L. ceres…
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-05-09 13:24:16 CDT (-0500)

I think tnihekr and caphill are right, after a closer look. I’ve found these in Pa, but they’re kind of rare here.

I agree.
By: chloe (chloeheartsowls)
2011-05-09 12:59:36 CDT (-0500)

I was looking this over last night and I felt that it was closer to L. ceres as well. I’m hoping to make another visit to this location in hopes of gaining more information to further aid in identification.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-09 12:56:09 CDT (-0500)

observations 57339 & 53594 look similar in the margins.

Looking at the other observations for lateritium,
By: caphillkid
2011-05-09 12:45:45 CDT (-0500)
…this doesn’t look like a good match IMO. The margin of the caps is not paler, and the color here is uniform deep red like Leratiomyces ceres. None of the obs of lateritium is growing from wood chips either.

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