Observation 116446: Phaeocollybia olivacea A.H. Sm.

When: 2012-11-05

Collection location: Jedediah Smith State Park, Del Norte Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

These were growing in clusters and a semi-circle near a Spruce habitat.
Caps were up to 6.9 cm across.
Did not get a spore print but spores were ~ 9.0-11.0 X 6.0-6.9 microns, rough with a prominent apical beak.
If I use the USDA reference, Phaeocollybia scatesiae seems possible but the PNW Keys and photos by Norvell and Exeter don’t reinforce that ID.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Used references: Handbook to Additional Fungal Species of Special Concern in the Northwest Forest Plan, PNW-GTR-572
60% (2)
Based on microscopic features: Shape and size of spores fits.

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-11-11 20:34:46 PST (-0800)

in that case… These look pretty good for P. olivacea. One that I myself was guilty of picking in RNP today…

Noah, I’m looking for constructive ID help,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-11-11 19:59:14 PST (-0800)

not tongue-in-cheek recriminations, seasoned with hypocrisy.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-11-11 19:29:34 PST (-0800)

These looked picked… Don’t you know, you are not allowed to pick mushrooms in Jed Smith…

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