Christine's Rootshank Phaeocollybia christinae (Fries) R. Heim  

Status:

Found on wood chips or fallen leaves.

Description:

Cap: Yellow-orange with lighter edge, conical with prominent umbo; pungent odor. Gills: Dark purplish / black at maturity with light edges; close. Stalk: Shades of yellow; tapers up; long buried root. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 8 records in the project database.

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Christine's Rootshank (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/24/2011). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Christine's Rootshank (mature gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/24/2011). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Christine's Rootshank in Howard Co., Maryland (9/24/2011). This side view shows mature gills and truncated "roots." Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Christine's Rootshank in Howard Co., Maryland (9/25/2011). This image shows fruiting bodies with complete "roots" and immature gills. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Christine's Rootshank specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/25/2011). Almond-shaped, roughened; measured 8.3-9.5 X 4.8-5.5 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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