Observation 118679: Tricholoma (Fr.) Staude
When: 2012-12-02
No herbarium specimen

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As always
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-12-05 17:47:31 PST (-0800)

Thanks for the input, Dave. I do appreciate the info you bring to the table, and the manner in which you do it.

the specimens with club like bases were all toppled over at the point where the stem abruptly expanded. They were particularly slimy. However, the specimens that had equal stems were generally larger, lighter in coloration and were quite dry. I think bacteria may have had something to do with it.

Tricholoma may be the genus I have the least experience with.

There are a few different gray Trichs…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-12-05 16:15:40 PST (-0800)

that have the fibrous cap surface. Yellow aging on gills is also a common Trich trait. The gill layer that peels is not something that brings tricholoma to my mind. The club-shaped stipes seem odd for Tricholoma. Many Trichs occur with pine.

The erect scales at the disc do not seem like a Leucopaxillus trait.

Off the bat
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-12-03 06:38:11 PST (-0800)

I had assumed leucopaxillus because the gills in older specimen were lifting off of the stipe and were easily removed as a layer. Some other morphology that might not be obvious from the pics- the pileus is covered in brown fibrils that are appressed at the margin and erect at the disc. The gill edges are staining yellow. The stipe is bulbous at the base in some specimens and entire in most. These were growing gregariously from the soil beneath pine trees. No remarkable odor or flavor.

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