Observation 199612: Pluteus Fr.

When: 2015-02-12

Collection location: Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jonathan Luxton (Jonathan Luxton)

No specimen available

Found in grass/on wood chips. Stinky odor. Decayed to mush before spore printing could be done. Cap slightly viscid. Brown Cap, White Stipe, Gills White to brown. See pics.



Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Thank you Randy for narrowing it down. After further research, I believe it to be Pluteus phaeocyanopus due to its’ habit on decaying wood, and the somewhat grainy texture of the caps. I could easily be wrong though, I’m pretty new to mycology.

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Re: Staining
By: Jonathan Luxton (Jonathan Luxton)
2015-02-23 20:40:32 CST (-0500)

Yes, slightly. I would describe it as green-gray, but I’m not too good with minute color differences. To me, gray and light blue appear very similar.

Did the stem stain slightly blue green ?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2015-02-23 20:29:35 CST (-0500)

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