Observation 149408: Lyophyllum P. Karst.
When: 2013-10-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on the ground near conifers @ ~5000ft.

Cap up to 13.0 cm across and appearing dry(conditions dry).
There was a slight odor(?) but taste was mild.
Spore print was white.
Spores ~ 6.0-6.9 X 4.2-5.0 microns and smooth.
Color of gills seems rather unique but haven’t found a good match, at least in the Tricholoma references.

Proposed Names

12% (2)
Recognized by sight
-2% (2)
Used references: Kuo, M. (2004, December). Tricholoma venenatum. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/tricholoma_venenatum.html See description of western version at the bottom of the page.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: Several growing cespitose.
Used references: Else Vellinga
Based on microscopic features: Smooth spores

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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black box…
By: else
2013-10-22 10:00:37 PDT (-0700)

no, i’m afraid that i have no idea which species this could be. Lyophyllum is a black (and sometimes blackening) box for me…..

Else, yes they did have a Lyophyllum look
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-10-22 09:54:42 PDT (-0700)

And feel to them.
Any species come to mind?

By: else
2013-10-22 09:27:51 PDT (-0700)

I’m wondering whether this could be a Lyophyllum.
is it firm and flexible/cartilaginous? I always tap Lyophyllums on the head and they have a special feel to them.

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