When: 2008-07-01

Collection location: Montgomery Co., Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: John S. Harper (jsharper)

No specimen available

Distinguished by “tap root”. In deeply matted leaves by rotting wood.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:02 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Montgomery County, Maryland,’ to ‘Montgomery Co., Maryland, USA’


Proposed Names

79% (4)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Roody, W.C., Mushrooms of West Virginia and Central Appalachians
28% (2)
Used references: Preferred synonym according to Index Fungorum and MycoBank.

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Correct genus; there are several species in the SE. Also true of NE?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-04 07:51:30 PDT (-0700)

Nice job extricating that tap root!