Observation 137501: Galeropsis polytrichoides (Zeller) Zeller

When: 2013-06-06

Collection location: Bassetts, Sierra Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found under mixed conifers, in a grassy spot, that was swampy, but now rather dried out.

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My ID wrong
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2014-01-26 13:06:16 CST (-0500)

I IDed these as Leratiomyces cucullatus when we found them, but after taking a closer look I realized they were actually Galeropsis polytrichoides. See the two descriptions on MykoWeb for more information.

Never ends
By: Jerry Kharitonov
2013-07-02 04:05:58 CDT (-0400)

Yeah i thought of it as Bolbitus but leratiomyces? Dang!

worse yet…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-07-01 11:19:38 CDT (-0400)

the name has apparently changed AGAIN. Here is the nomenclatural history on Index Fungorum:


By: Jerry Kharitonov
2013-07-01 01:51:02 CDT (-0400)

I did not know we had Weraroa in California! Or did the name change from something else recently?

Either way an awesome find!

nice in situ shots, Doug…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-06-26 19:27:57 CDT (-0400)

unusual to find a whole “herd” of these in the grass.

Created: 2013-06-24 15:50:57 CDT (-0400)
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