Observation 81031: Tricholoma (Fr.) Staude

When: 2011-10-23

Collection location: East Haddam, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill (boletebill)

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These came in at a busy foray. I photographed them and then lost track of them. Veil evanescent and rapidly disappearing. Gills moderately close, white, attached slightly. Stature Tricholoma or Hygrophorus like. All part of the surface stained golden yellow with handling.


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It’s a bit difficult to see in the zoom ins,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-10-31 17:32:34 PDT (-0700)

but the gills look like they may be somewhat decurrent. And the gills appear to not be as closely spaced as, and thicker than, what I’ve seen in our local T. caligatum (PA). So I guess I’d lean toward Hygrophorus with this one. But, then again, the veil is quite well defined for a Waxy.

Thanks for your comments
By: Bill (boletebill)
2011-10-31 11:28:25 PDT (-0700)

I’m familar with the Matsutake stature in that Tricholoma caligatum is common here but T. magnivelare is not. Once the veil evaporated and I could see the stipe I knew the mushrooms were not Matsutake… but what were they? If there is a white Cortinarius that begins life with pale creamy gills I’d believe that was what was found or maybe a Hygrophorus with a veil? Or maybe a Trich with an evanescent veil? I’ll look for this one again.

for future reference…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-10-31 10:17:13 PDT (-0700)

matsies (Tricholoma magnivelare) have a persistent, peronate veil; in other words, their veils point up rather than drop down.

odd greasy texture for a Trich…maybe a Hygrophorus instead? Too bad these got lost in the crowd…

These at first appearded to be Matsutake-like
By: Bill (boletebill)
2011-10-31 06:44:07 PDT (-0700)

and my first impression was Tricholoma magnelivare which is not common in CT at all. Getting a better look though the veil disappeared and left no ring zone or trace of a ring. In fact the ring was Cortinarius or Hygrophorus-like more than anything. There were no fibrils either on the cap or on the lower stipe and the cap and stipe discolored bright golden yellow, not reddish/brown, cinnamon/brown as in Matsutake. I looked for “golden granules” on the cap and stipe thinking it might be Hygrophorus chrysodon but they were not apparent. I’m willing to agree with Tricholoma but it’s not one I’ve seen before.