Observation 111388: Chlorophyllum olivieri (Barla) Vellinga

When: 2012-09-27

Collection location: Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Under Douglas Fir.

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Recognized by sight: tufted-together hairlike olive cap scales.
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I guess it’s about time…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-11-24 19:05:28 CST (-0500)

I tried to learn the differences between C. rhacodes and C. olivieri. As usual, after thirty-some years of calling something x, y takes a little getting used to. The following seems helpful.

Habitat and color of scales seem to favor olivieri here. Unfortunately, this exact habitat/location no longer exists, as the mature Doug-fir in back of my house started to die a couple years ago, and I had it removed :-(

Looks like a lot of the inquiry into these species has occurred in the PNW. So I do wonder about how the info translates into the eastern types. I don’t put a lot of faith into cap-diameter/stipe-length ratio thing. Stipe lengths for many species tend to vary according to environmental factors.

Created: 2012-09-27 23:10:33 CDT (-0400)
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