Observation 118703: Clitocybe brunneocephala H.E. Bigelow

When: 2012-12-02

Collection location: Hopland, Mendocino Co, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Blount (1onevision)

No specimen available

Unknown mushroom species – Thricoloma spp., Clitocybe spp.? Caps a bit slimy and gils are yellowish white and not connected to the stem. No volva, veil or ring.



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By: Brian Blount (1onevision)
2012-12-03 20:11:04 EST (-0500)

the mushrooms were very wet from a week long rainstorm. I did not observe any latex during cutting..I will be sure to get the whole stem next time for further observation. The mushrooms were located at the base of small pine trees.

Apparently Else cannot see the latex on the gills.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-12-03 17:08:15 EST (-0500)

Do you believe these are water droplets, Brian? Perhaps I am wrong. I see white latex to the left of the stipe at the juction with the cap, and along the bottom right-hand side of the cap. But I don’t see any sphaerocysts on the stipe nor any latex on the stipe itself.

Lepista is still possible. One must discount like latex first IMO.

Created: 2012-12-03 01:00:10 EST (-0500)
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