No Common Name Catathelasma ventricosum (Peck) Singer    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Tricholomataceae   >   Genus Catathelasma   

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on ground in coniferous or mixed forests.

Description:

Cap: White to gray-brown, dry, smooth, becoming patchy with concentric fibril rings; margin light, inrolled, usually with bits of partial veil; flesh white, thick. Gills: White, decurrent, close. Stalk: White above double ring, brownishj-yellow below; tapers down, usually mostly buried; ring and veil remnants usually prominent. Usually, a short, squat fruiting body (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 19 records in the project database.

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Catathelesma ventricosum (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2008). Photo by Wesley Earp. (MBP list)

Catathelesma ventricosum (fruiting body showing lower ring) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Catathelesma ventricosum (gills and upper ring) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Catathelasma ventricosum specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2008). Elliptical, smooth; measured 7.1-9.1 X 4.5-6.1 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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