Observation 80845: Macrotyphula juncea (Alb. & Schwein.) Berthier

On ground underneath hardwoods, damp location; called Fairy thread by Barron.

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Barron describes as yellowish to ocher
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-10-27 18:01:15 EDT (-0400)
As I recall
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-10-27 16:36:52 EDT (-0400)

They were pale buff and fit M. juncea as in Roody page 429. They were abundant along a small stream under broadleaf and hemlock trees. But I really did not look at them closely as there were so many fungi to see that weekend…

The pictures here do look yellow,
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-10-27 13:05:35 EDT (-0400)

but I remember them being white in real life. They were under dense shade and at the time the photos looked fine, but this morning I used the ‘automatic correct’ to brighten the contrast. I fear this may have pitched things toward the yellow…, unfortunately, the photos are also poorly focused, so I am not sure what the hymenium looks like on this one – or the western species either. We need a shot of both through the dissecting scope! Sorry I can’t clarify the color issue. They do look yellow here.

so yellow…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-10-27 10:47:59 EDT (-0400)

are there maybe a couple of different species traveling under the same name?
the western version that I am familiar with is much more pale, and the hymenium more clearly delimited…

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