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Xeromphalina

Xeromphalina cf. campanella

Description:

Small soft rubbery fungi growing from a moss covered log on a small shallow “island” in a fast flowing river.

Habitat:

Alpine Cloud forest, at 2200 m


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5 Comments

MichelBeeckman
MichelBeeckman 4 years ago

You're welcome pamsai :) I will check in from time to time, so I can help out where I can! Cheers!

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

thanks Michel. I looked on the net and some of the photos really do look like X. campanella, so I took your advice. Appreciate your input, thank you. I have quite a few more to upload, so would be pleased it if you could keep an eye on my spottings for a while !!

MichelBeeckman
MichelBeeckman 4 years ago

I don't know Xeromphalina myself, for I have not seen any in real life. Here in the Netherlands there is only one species, which happens to be X. campanella. If I'm correct, this is also the most common species around the world. But... I've been searching the web, and there are a couple of dopplegängers of X. campanella, all are this orangy yellowish colour. So you might need a microscope to distinguish them, or maybe some specific information on the moss species, I don't really know. If Matt says it is X. campanella, you could call this Xeromphalina cf. campanella, where the added 'cf' means 'confer', or 'compare with'. These abreviations are taxonomic tools to add extra information on the certainty or the consensus of a species/genus.

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

thanks Michel. Matt from Mushroom Observer thinks it could be Xeromphalina campanella. What do you think ?

MichelBeeckman
MichelBeeckman 4 years ago

Compare with Xeromphalina spec.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

San José, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.55, Long: -83.81

Spotted on Apr 28, 2015
Submitted on Apr 30, 2015

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