Observation 223784: Suillus Gray
When: 2015-11-23
No herbarium specimen

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Habitat
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-11-24 18:03:42 PST (-0800)

I added a photo of the collection site.

Update…
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-11-24 10:12:22 PST (-0800)

The spore print is light brown.

The small one…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-11-24 04:43:56 PST (-0800)

in the upper right of the top photo appears to show substantial appendiculate material along the cap margin that could possibly be the result of a partial veil.

I’m not familiar with Gyroporus umbrinisquamosus, but other species of Gyroporus feature stipe which is somewhat chambered to hollow and/or (partially) filled with loosely arranged material. So maybe a vertical cross-section of one specimen will provide good info.

Even if the forest features primarily oak/hardwoods, it takes only one or two small pines to serve as host for a mycorrhizal species.

Hello I. G.
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-11-23 22:53:47 PST (-0800)

There are parts of Sweetwater Preserve in which the ground is thick with pine needles, but not this particular area. I found these while gathering Cantharellus texensis under a huge oak tree, if that helps.

No bruising/staining. Taste was mild and not distinctive. No smell that I could detect (but I have a stuffy nose from allergies). I’m making a spore print now.

Habitat
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-11-23 21:35:02 PST (-0800)

Can you recall what trees were surrounding this collection? Specifically, were there any conifers in the vicinity? I can see plenty of leaves and a few thin “sticks” that may pass off as needles in the pix…

Hi, Sarah!
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-11-23 21:19:38 PST (-0800)

Yes, by all means, please save this material!
A spore print, macrochemical tests, staining of the exposed context, odor and taste would be helpful. However, since your mushrooms have been stored in the fridge and are no longer fresh (in the strict sense of the word), I don’t know if any of the above info can be reliably collected/reported.

Thanks, I. G.!
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-11-23 21:11:14 PST (-0800)

I collected these specimens. They’re in the fridge at the moment; I was planning to dry them once I return home from work.

Is there anything more I can do to facilitate identification?

Suillus?
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-11-23 21:06:40 PST (-0800)

The apparent lack of glandular dots and the deciduous habitat should point away from this genus.

Wow! Nice find!
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-11-23 20:57:13 PST (-0800)

A very distinct taxon with a wooly-flocculose cap and brown staining on the whitish background color. Certainly not familiar with this taxon. Seems like something unique to your geographical area. Placement into a genus is not a trivial task here, but I am thinking maybe Gyroporus(???).

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