Brick Cap Hypholoma lateritium (Schaeffer) Kummer  Synonyms: hypholoma sublateritium, Naematiloma sublatreritrium.

Status:

This species is always found on hardwoods. Edible. (L. Biechele, pers. comm.)

Description:

Cap: From brick red in center to yellow-orange near margin; moist/dry, smooth; margin inrolled sometimes with veil patches; flesh some shade of yellow to yellow-brown, thick, firm. Gills: White to pale greenish-yellow when young to purplish-gray/purplish-brown in age; close. Stalk: Light above ring, dull brown or grayish below covered with reddish-brown fibrils; partial veil leaves sparse ring or annular zone; hollow (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Scattered or clusters on hardwood logs/stumps.

There are 22 records in the project database.

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Brick Caps in Howard Co., Maryland (10/28/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Brick Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (11/12/2014). Image shows caps and gills with pieces of veil. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Brick Cap (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/15/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Brick Caps found on hardwood in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/12/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Brick Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (10/26/2018). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Brick Cap (cluster of fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/4/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Brick Cap specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (11/15/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Brick Cap specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/4/2014). Ellipsoid; measurement 5.9-6.4 X 3.3-3.8 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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