White Oysterette Cheimonophyllum candidissimum (Berkeley and Curtis) Singer    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Cyphellaceae   >   Genus Cheimonophyllum   

Description:

Cap: White hairs covering cap; margin inrolled; hemispheric/kidney-shaped. Gills: White to yellowish-tan; subdistant to fairly close. Stalk: Off-center; tiny or none (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Solitary/groups on dead hardwoods.

There are 3 records in the project database.

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White Oysterette (group of fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/30/2019). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White Oysterette (gills; hairs on cap visible) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/30/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a White Oysterette specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/30/2019). Round, smooth, hyaline; measured 5.4-6.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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