Observation 28287: Infundibulicybe Harmaja

When: 2009-10-29

Collection location: Jedediah Smith State Park, Del Norte Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These weren’t saved as I thought they would be easy to identify. Couldn’t get enough spores for a print but managed to ascertain they were not amyloid and that they were pip shaped and ~10.0 X 4.1 microns.
The cap of the large one was about 11.0 cm across and appeared to be growing on the ground near Sitka spruce.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:30 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘J. Smith State Park, Del Norte Co., California’ to ‘Jedediah Smith State Park, Del Norte Co., California, USA



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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-17 16:22:43 CST (-0500)

Infundibulicybe looks promising!

I was looking in all sorts of weird places… Clitocybe was my first guess, then I was looking at Hohenbuehelia, Arrhenia, Tapinella, Clitopilus, haha, and plenty of other doubtful genera.

The lacrymoid spores seem to fit for Infundibulicybe, and I guess the spore size is kind of variable for some species, but these are within range. Good call Irene.

The Collembola really seem to like this mushroom!

I thought of Infundibulicybe
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-11-17 15:36:46 CST (-0500)

but the gills seemed to be so flat. But now I see they seem to be worn away by age, snails and weather and I agree with Irene.

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