Observation 69251: Clitocybe glacialis Redhead, Ammirati, Norvell & M.T. Seidl

As we hiked further toward snowline on the Merritt Lake trail we came upon clusters and lone standing fruit bodies of what we believed were miniature Blewitt’s(Lepista Nuda) with extremely large frozen “puddles” of bright mycelium at there stem bases. I had remembered L. nuda was formerly Clitocybe nuda and began to key from that page in Demystified. The spring fruiting(at snow melt edges) along with cap, gills, mild anise scent(as with most clitocybe) and the aggressive/visible mycelium at each specimens base are a direct match.

Note: A minute or so after handling the wet stems of these specimens our fingers began to become numb and tingly. Anyone else experienced this with this species?



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Thanks Jason!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-10-26 13:26:52 EDT (-0400)
By: IntoTheFlames
2011-10-25 21:06:40 EDT (-0400)

This may be one of my favorite mushroom pictures ever.
Well done!

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