Broad Gill Megacollybia rodmanii R.H. Petersen, K.W. Hughes & Lickey  

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on or near decaying hardwoods.

Description:

Cap: Brownish-gray with darker disc, streaked with dark radial fibrils when young; dry, smooth, convex to nearly flat in age. Gills: White/grayish, margin wavy, subdistant, very broad. Stalk: White, dry, does not detach easily from cap, equal or tapers down, hollow (J. Solem, pers. comm).

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A presumed Broad Gill (Megacollybia rodmanii) in New Germany SP, Garrett Co., Maryland (6/1/2013). Identified by Lance Biechele. Notes from Lance: 'It appears to be Megacollybia platyphylla, although recent DNA studies have suggested that it probably is not the same mushroom as the one found in Europe, so the name has been changed to M. rodmani. This should be a large, white-gilled mushroom, always growing on/in dead hardwood.' Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Broad Gill (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/27/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Broad Gill (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/19/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Broad Gill in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/23/2018). Determined by Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Broad Gill in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/23/2018). Determined by Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Broad Gill in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/30/2017). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Broad Gill in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/30/2017). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Broad Gill growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/26/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Broad Gill in Howard Co., Maryland (5/13/2017). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Broad Gill specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/27/2009). Broadly elliptical, smooth; measured 7.5-8.1 X 5.6-6.0 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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