No Common Name Rickenella fibula (Bulliard) Raithelhuber    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Hymenochaetales   >   Family Rickenellaceae   >   Genus Rickenella   

Status:

Found in singles or in groups; always in moss.

Description:

Cap: Orange to yellow-orange; convex with depressed center and striate margin; may be as small as 1/8". Gills: White, distant, decurrent. Stalk: Color similar to cap, finely hairy with white mycelium at base. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 24 records in the project database.

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Rickenella fibula in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2015). Image shows three fruiting bodies in Windswept Broom Moss along with fruiting slime mold (genus Arcyria). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Rickenella fibula (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Rickenella fibula (gills, stalk, and mycelium at base) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/9/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Rickenella fibula in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/23/2018). (c) jrshin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jrshin via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Rickenella fibula in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/9/2020). (c) riemermc3, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by riemermc3 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Rickenella fibula specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2015). Cylindrical, smooth, hyaline; measured 5.5-6.0 X 2.0-2.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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