Observation 119358: Mycetinis copelandii (Peck) A.W. Wilson and Desjardin
When: 2012-12-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These were growing on the ground in grassy/woody litter near Live Oak and Madrone.
Caps were up to 2 cm across.
There was a not unpleasant odor which I could not identify.
Spore print was white and not amyloid.
Spores were ~ 11.0-15.2 X 3.5-4.6 microns and had an elongated pip shape.
The long stem was flexible and fairly tough.
They seem to be like a cross between a Marasmius and a Caulorhiza, and so far no luck with a good ID.

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Thanks Doug,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-12-08 10:39:52 PST (-0800)

Very obvious and if I had checked the odor earlier, MD’s key takes you there quickly.

Looks like…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2012-12-08 09:28:38 PST (-0800)

Looks like Marasmius copelandii, which I guess should now be Mycetinis copelandii? Anyway, these were coming in quite a bit at the MSSF Fungus Fair, they must be rather common out there right now. Should have the odor of rotten garlic, but I could imagine that the odor might wander a bit, but in any case they should be rather smelly.

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