Observation 149729: Conocybe aurea (J. Schäffer 1930) Hongo 1963

When: 2013-10-23

Collection location: San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: thiotimoline

No specimen available

Proposed Names

-74% (2)
Recognized by sight: Yellow mushroom growing from flowerpot
60% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: golden-yellow color, common in flowerpots in the Bay Area and probably elsewhere

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Definitely Conocybe
By: thiotimoline
2013-10-24 15:20:18 PDT (-0700)

Spore print orangey-brown.

spore colour
By: else
2013-10-24 09:25:01 PDT (-0700)

is key here.

i still go for Conocybe.
there are golden Conocybes. the stipe looks full of cystidia which would fit that genus very well.

By: thiotimoline
2013-10-23 22:55:57 PDT (-0700)

Pretty sure Conocybes don’t come in that color, and a conical shape is possible with Leucocoprinus birnbaumii at a certain stage of development.

However, it also lacks an annulus, which is a mark against it being L. birnbaumii. And the cap surface is a little too smooth. Could it perhaps be a Mycena? If it’s still there in the morning (or if later I see any similar mushrooms in that pot) I’ll take a closer look and report back.

a Conocybe perhaps?
By: else
2013-10-23 22:30:35 PDT (-0700)

it is indeed yellow, and it grows from a flowerpot, but, alas, that does not make it automatically into a yellow flowerpot parasol mushroom.
the shape is all wrong for that species.

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