Observation 216221: Sedecula pulvinata Zeller

When: 2015-09-11

Collection location: Robinson Flat Campground, Placer Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Thea Chesney (thea)

Specimen available

These were near the base of a tree in a red fir-dominated forest with some lodgepole pine. Also near a road and trail (in a campground), so disturbance occurs regularly and soil is somewhat compacted. This is the second time that I’ve found these weird, mountain-loving mushrooms (see observation 76210), again in an Abies-dominated forest. Odor was very mild upon collection, but by the day after collection had developed a faint sweet corn smell with a funky back note, but not spermatic as in Inocybe. These really look like no other mushroom, with their chambered, black interior and scanty peridium towards the base.

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Recognized by sight: Semi-hypogeous, whitish peridium, gleba chambered and black

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nice find, Thea!
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-09-29 01:52:09 CEST (+0200)
Nice post
By: Tom Bruns (pogon)
2015-09-19 05:37:38 CEST (+0200)

and can I have some for class?

Created: 2015-09-16 06:29:10 CEST (+0200)
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