When: 2011-10-06

Collection location: Warwick State Forest, Warwick, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Walter Doyle (wdoyle1648)

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

-36% (4)
Recognized by sight: Under white pine emerging from mossy duff.
-15% (2)
Recognized by sight
63% (3)
Recognized by sight:
Very common this time of year.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Shape reminds me of this rare fungus.

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Spore print comes
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-10-07 14:21:30 CDT (-0500)

from the actual cap and stem clitocybe.

Daves comment is interesting. Ive never seen them near other Clitocybes, so will be on the lookout for that. Kuos page on C. robusta shows an example of deformed caps that are common, maybe that is what he had witnessed.
The host is association is armillaria anyhow, so probably makes sense that other species could be involved….

When we
By: Walter Doyle (wdoyle1648)
2011-10-07 14:19:12 CDT (-0500)

found this there were several others very near by that were just like it.
How does one get a spore print from something like this.

To me this looks like
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-10-07 10:31:16 CDT (-0500)

a difficult to determine aborted form of some mushroom. Other than similar aborted forms of Armillaria (the “globs” associated with Entoloma abortivum) I have also seen an aborted form of Clitocybe robusta.


There have been a lot of C. robusta sitings lately.

I think
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-10-06 12:31:33 CDT (-0500)

this is a broken stem from an agaric.