Observation 118096: Phaeocollybia redheadii Norvell

When: 2012-11-24

Collection location: Highway 20, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available


ginat phaeo 2.jpg

Proposed Names

21% (2)
Recognized by sight: huge Phaeo with an orange cap, inrolled margin, solid stipe pith.
Used references: Norvell, Phaeocollybia of the PNW
Based on microscopic features: liminiforme spores, finely warted. 10 × 6 microns.
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: Darker reddish-orange colored viscid cap, spores larger than kauffmanii (8.5 × 5)
vs.10.5-6 for redheadii
Used references: Lorelei Norvell & Ron Exeter, Phaeocollybia of Pacific Northwest North America

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macro on these two giant phaeo sp. almost identical…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-10 22:47:33 GMT (+0000)

note much paler caps in natural light photo here, both sp. are large, orange and viscid.

larger spore size alone may be enough to make it redheadii, though.
I’ll see if I can’t find the specimen and confirm.

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