Observation 120198: Leucopaxillus gentianeus (Quél.) Kotl.

When: 2012-12-16

Collection location: Canyon, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: BakerSt10

No specimen available

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28% (1)
Recognized by sight
-10% (2)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified. The gill discoloration had me going for a while, but T. portentosum seems a fairly good fit. I’d personally want to see some spores before I did anything else with it. Interesting that you were able to collect the base of the stipe, which many mushroom hunters neglect, including the white mycelium. This species is mycorhizal, meaning it requires a host plant, usually a tree, to survive. Arora says “…it occurs with conifers, particularly pine, but in our area (S.F.) it favors live oak and tanoak.”

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Thank You!
By: BakerSt10
2012-12-17 09:17:22 CST (-0500)

As usual you both have me scurrying for my books. I had wondered about Tricholoma but Leucopaxillus had not occurred to me.

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