Observation 67594: Xerula megalospora (Clem.) Redhead, Ginns & Shoemaker

When: 2011-05-18

Collection location: Liars Ridge Trail, Athens Conservancy, Athens Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-05-19 13:27:01 EDT (-0400)

Thanks for the ID Walt. This group has always been baffling to me. I see Xerulas ranging in size from tiny to almost a foot tall, and I see them ranging in color from pure white, to brown, to golden brown/yellow.

The three shown here were found growing together in the same patch under mixed hardwoods. I don’t know what to make of the fatter browner one. I suspect it might be a large primordium that would have turned white as it matured (Note the dark brown at the center of the cap of one of the little white ones). But maybe there were two species of Xerula growing together.

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