No Common Name Xeromphalina kauffmanii A. H. Smith  

Status:

Found in dense clusters on hardwood logs and stumps. Lance Biechele notes that he has not found this species on Delmarva.

Description:

Cap: Pale yellow to rusty (fading in age); convex to broadly convex with pronounced disc; margin grooved. Gills: Pale yellow, decurrent. Stalk: Yellowish above, darker below. Dozens to hundreds in any group. Note that X. campanella occurs on conifers. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

Relationships:

Associated with hardwoods versus conifers.

There are 55 records in the project database.

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Xeromphalina kaufmanii in Howard Co., Maryland (5/28/2013). Only grows on hardwood, while X. campanella grows only on conifer wood (L. Biechele). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Xeromphalina kauffmanii in Howard Co., Maryland (6/7/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Xeromphalina kauffmanii (old fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/16/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Xeromphalina kauffmanii (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/4/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Xeromphalina kauffmanii in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/14/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Xeromphalina kauffmanii specimen in Howard, Maryland (7/16/2014). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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