When: 2011-10-05

Collection location: Perote, Veracruz, Mexico [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

42% (3)
Recognized by sight: Whitish, fragile and ephemeral; abundant pileo- and caulocystidia; conical universal veil remnants on pileus which should reveal oodles of conidia under the scope.
39% (3)
Recognized by sight: Similar to M. spinosissima, but doesn’t have the crazy cherocytic ephemeral spines on the cap (though, they can slough off on M. spinosissima), and the cap shape of this species is more paraboloid, compared with a more conical cap with flared edges (in age) with M. spinosissima. Also, this was growing on conifer duff, which is the right habitat, though I am not sure what the habitat for M. spinosissima is.
65% (2)
Recognized by sight

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-09 23:27:44 PDT (-0700)

i can find no mention of yellow in any description of M. alphitophora

very interesting, cc
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-11-12 16:34:41 PST (-0800)

I was thinking about this proposal earlier today, regretting having not mentioned my doubts about the pale yellow cap coloration. the difference in cap shape is noticeable as well. do you know what the distribution range is for M. alphitophora?