Observation 74935: Rugosomyces Raithelh. (Site ID) (Calocybe)

When: 2011-08-26

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

Who: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)

Specimen available

Growing on a hill in a small grassy and shrubby clearing in the woods with a few fruit trees scattered around. I was standing up from a short break in the action and about to head back into the woods, when I started noticing cool mushrooms growing under the tall grasses, and so Christian and I started parting the grass around us and I came up with these funky little Calocybe. I am not sure if this is C. carnea… It doesn’t much resemble collections I have made from CA. These are MUCH smaller, only 1-2cm tall, and in the photo you can see that two have a lateral stipe, which is unique from species of Calocybe I have thus found.

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51% (5)
Recognized by sight
-3% (4)
Recognized by sight
63% (3)
Recognized by sight: The gills appear to be too distant for R. carnea
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: Widely spaced, white gills

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This looks like what I’d call Calocybe.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-12-14 03:43:22 CET (+0100)

Habitat also fits. Is Rugosomyces a new name for this genus?

MushroomExpert puts forth the idea that C. carnea and C. perisicolor should be lumped.

cool shroom.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-09-14 02:00:54 CEST (+0200)

what did the micro tell you?