Observation 148889: Rhodocollybia Singer

When: 2013-10-16

Collection location: Microsoft West Campus, Redmond, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Lee (EdibleGuy)

No specimen available

Growing near salal and in moss-covered open landscaping. Poor soil. Cap is dark grey-brown, gills are light grey, stem is grey. Cap is 4-8cm, stem is 3-6cm. Smell is pleasant sweet fungal.

I looked at the spores under a microscope. Warts were missing, so probably not a Melanoleuca. Using the results of an online mushroom key, http://www.mycokey.com/newMycoKeySite/MycoKeyIdentQuick.html, I am leaning more toward Rhodocollybia. It looks similar to Mushroom Observer #122679, Rhodocollybia badiialba, except the cap color of the one I found is black-brown, not red-brown.

By the way, I sauteed part of a cap in olive oil and it reminded me of the flavor and texture of an oyster mushroom. I had not side-effects digesting this small sample.

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