Observation 180386: Tricholoma (Fr.) Staude

When: 2014-09-25

Collection location: Cascades along Highway 12, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Found under young Douglas fir and Western hemlock. Small, slender specimens.

Odor: Basement carpet and cat pee. Similar to very rotten matsutake.

Elevation: 2700ft.

Temp: low 50’s.

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By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2014-11-15 14:13:12 EST (-0500)

Most definitely not caligatum. Very orange, brown flocking on stems and cap margin. Shiny cap, cat urine odor, fruiting near T. Magnivelare beneath montane conifers. Brown flocking on cap, cinnamon spore deposit. pretty darn sure this is a slender form of T.focale. See pg. 68 image (D) from this very area of WA state and almost identical on page 69 of Tricholomas Of North America (Bessette, Moody, Trudell).

By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2014-11-15 02:30:19 EST (-0500)

I don’t think the scales are dark enough for caligatum, judging from the ones I see in my area. I would go with the focale/zelleri group that is a little old and shabby.

Could this be
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-11-14 18:36:28 EST (-0500)

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