Observation 74411: Leptonia rhodocylicioides (G.F. Atk.) Largent

When: 2011-08-21

Collection location: Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, USA [Click for map]

Who: Christian (Christian Schwarz)

Specimen available

Growing on a moss-covered bank along a trail.

Note widely-spaced, arcuate gills, omphalinoid cap (becoming umbilicate in age), and gray-brown color.

Microscopically, boxy-isodiametric spores 4-5 sided, cheilocystidia abundant narrowly lageniform and somewhat flexuous, and clamps present.

I originally identified it as Entoloma rhodoclyix (Lasch) M.M. Moser but Tim suggested this North American name for a very similar fungus. I wonder what genetic comparison would reveal…

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Nice observation!
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-08-22 17:39:07 BST (+0100)

Good work!
Thanks for posting.

Those are
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-08-22 17:34:21 BST (+0100)

really cool! Nice work.

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