Observation 21104: Cantharocybe gruberi (A.H. Sm.) H.E. Bigelow & A.H. Sm.

When: 2009-05-16

Collection location: Pipi Valley, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available


too young for spores, but did find this weird structure…

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: clustered growth along trail, hard, cracked cap, yellowing at edges, shallow decurrent gills, starting to color. spore print pending.
78% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Spore print color might rule out this species.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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what a great gang of IDers we have!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-05-18 10:08:23 EDT (-0400)

Yes Doug, of course I saved it. I even checked the little saved specimen box! ;)

That darkening of the gills might just be age and stress…it was kinda hot up there. Dry, too. I am still atttempting a spore print, but otherwise, to the dryer it goes!

Hope you saved these…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-05-18 09:22:44 EDT (-0400)

These look like the classic dried out Cantharocybe. Did they have an odor? I hope you saved these.

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