Observation 122175: Lyophyllum semitale (Fr.) Kühner

When: 2013-01-02

Collection location: Bolinas Ridge, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

These were growing under manzanita in a small clump.
Caps were up to 5 cm across.
Gills were adnate, close, creamy to buff and dried grayish.
Spore print was whitish, not amyloid and spores ~ 7.0-9.1 X 4.0-5.0 microns.
There did seem to be some blackish bruising and the caps did dry blackish.
Could not find any gill cystidia.
My ID is weak since I have never seen this species but it at least seems to match several of the criteria.

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest by Trudell & Ammirati.
Mushrooms Demystified by Arora.

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Thanks Darv,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-01-05 22:09:02 CST (-0500)

That is pretty extensive. On my first go-through, L semitale is noted in the keys but didn’t see a description. May need to try it again.

Key & descriptions
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2013-01-05 20:24:37 CST (-0500)

A good key for Lyophyllum in Mycotaxon 18: 379-437. (1983)

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