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Arrhenia auriscalpium

Habitat: Alpine at high elevations; arctic near sea-level.

Substrate: Soil near minute mosses or the white worm lichen.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Cap very tiny, 3– 6(15) mm across; erect, spoon-shaped, thin-fleshed, pale brown to graybrown; somewhat translucent, often with a lobed margin that is curled over. Gills reduced to a few shallow, widely spaced ridges that branch toward the margin; same color as cap or a bit lighter. Stalk 2– 4 mm long × 1– 2 mm wide, attached to one side of cap; smooth or minutely velvety; pale brown to gray-brown. Spore print white.

Sources: Cripps, Cathy L., Vera S. Evenson, and Michael Kuo. Rocky Mountain Mushrooms by Habitat. Chicago, University of Illinois Press, 2016.

Accepted Name:
Arrhenia auriscalpium (Fr.) Fr.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Arrhenia auriscalpium in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Arrhenia auriscalpium photos.

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