Observation 29722: Laccaria Berk. & Broome
When: 2009-10-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Cap convex to plane and centrally depressed or uplifted, gills attached and pinkish to flesh-colored, no veil nor volva, spores amyloid.

On grass and wet soil in garden near oak and eucalyptus trees.

Identification of genus straightforward in David Arora’s book Mushrooms Demystified.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:49 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Granite Bay, CA’ to ‘Granite Bay, California, USA

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this particular picture was taken of a slide with Congo red to help better see the sterigmata—not the spores.
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Laccaria on grass. Pinky gills and striated stipe visible.

Proposed Names

81% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: pinkish to flesh-colored gills, vertical fibrous stripes of tough small to medium sized stipe
Based on microscopic features: NOT amyloid spores
Based on chemical features: NOT amyloid spores

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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By: Katrina (katrina_hong)
2009-12-14 14:44:19 PST (-0800)

SPORES NOT AMYLOID. Sorry about the typos.

Spores amyloid?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-12-07 13:27:21 PST (-0800)

Laccaria spores should not change color in Melzer’s.

Created: 2009-12-07 12:46:15 PST (-0800)
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