Observation 133204: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2013-05-04

Collection location: Fremont Lake, Mono Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)

No specimen available

A snowbank mushroom under pines and firs

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Thanks Christian.
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2013-05-08 19:08:46 CDT (-0500)

You could be right. They may be two separate species growing close by.
Of course I don’t have a specimen…….darn.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-05-08 18:55:07 CDT (-0500)

The common snowmelt Melanoleuca and C. glacialis can look really similar and grow near one another.

The first two images look a lot like Melanoleuca, but the base is broken off, so I can’t tell anything about the mycelium.

The last images show the strongly darkened grayish-dingy stipe and lots of basal mycelium.

If I had to say at this point, I’d guess that the photos show two species.

The cap color of C. glacialis definitely starts frosty bloomed-grayish but can easily fade to this tawny yellow brown.

A spore mount in Melzer’s definitively separates the two genera.

I don’t think it is clitocybe
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2013-05-08 18:35:28 CDT (-0500)

I dont see that big clot of thick mycelium that you seem to get with C glacialis which also seems to have some sort of greyish bloom on the pileus

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