Observation 123100: Tricholoma equestre (L.) P. Kumm.

Growing under Oak. Earthy type of smell, like a beet.

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-01-22 13:13:13 CST (-0600)

I think the problem is that you’re IN the loop…

Just wondering
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2013-01-22 13:07:52 CST (-0600)

why apparently almost nobody here (other than Nathan) accepts that at least nomenclaturally T. flavovirens is a synonym of T. equestre, and that the latter has priority. Do you believe Deng & Yao (2005)is flawed? Is it that you are certain that the western material is different and use the name flavovirens because of its long history of use in the west? Do you know of published or unpublished DNA studies that confirm that it is different? Can you know if it were different that it would be called T. flavovirens? I won’t deny that it’s probable, or very likely there is at least one or more taxa that will emerge from the equestre/flavovirens group in North America, but for a quasi-official naming for an MO observation I don’t see the justification for favoring flavovirens. I feel like I’m out of the loop on this one.

Well this
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2013-01-22 12:04:13 CST (-0600)

is the only species I did manage to bring home yesterday, so I’ve got a couple specimens drying if they are needed.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-01-22 11:59:56 CST (-0600)

is the common oak “flavovirens” in CA. I have seen it from Mendocino Co. to SLO Co. It’s being worked on and may end up being a different species from the pine one. Time will tell…

Probably grass and twigs
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2013-01-22 11:18:42 CST (-0600)

I even questioned myself looking at these pictures last night, but I know for sure while I was in the field I triple checked all the trees around me. I have found these before and was confused about the Oak thing so I made sure. There is literally 0 conifers in this stand of woods.

Don’t I?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2013-01-22 10:28:32 CST (-0600)

Don’t I see pine needles in the backgrounds there? Or am I fooled by out of focus grass and twigs?

Oak is what confused me too
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2013-01-21 21:31:18 CST (-0600)

but there were definitely no conifers in these woods.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-01-21 21:17:56 CST (-0600)

it’s in the T. flavovirens group, but it’s interesting that these are with oak. Pine is a more common host for it in CA. I’ve seen them with oak at Stanford.

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