Observation 34077: Tricholoma griseoviolaceum Shanks
When: 2010-02-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Under coast live oak.

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Recognized by sight: Radially streaked viscid cap, gills grayish, farinaceous odor, under oak

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excellant ID debate and follow-up, fellows.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-02-26 07:13:22 PST (-0800)

carry on!

Hmm… ok then.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-02-26 00:00:33 PST (-0800)

Viscid grey caps under live oak, well that is it then…

By: Lipa
2010-02-25 21:02:40 PST (-0800)

I went back up to the same spot today and found more of these. The caps are viscid. The gills are white but when I got home they have taken on a pinkish hue from cap margin inwards. The pink on white over the underside of the cap makes them look grey.The cap on the specimen is purple-grey with the fibrils running radially.

Cap viscid?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-02-24 23:10:27 PST (-0800)

Are you sure these are all the same? The top and bottom look to be the same, and the middle two photos of the pair might be a different species. Did you check that the cap was viscid on these? The middle two might be T. griseoviolaceum, but the gills are going grey in a funny way, and the caps aren’t really the right kinda purple-grey, but maybe they are old? The real feature to check with this id is the viscid cap, there should be some oak leaf duff stuck to the cap.

The guy in the top and bottom photos, the cap isn’t purple with the grey, and the gills aren’t really white, but kinda grey. And I’m not sure it really looks viscid…

Ah, you state the gills are greyish. T. griseoviolaceum has white gills, except in extreme old age. Like when the edge of the gills start to curl and dry out, then only the edges get grey. If the gills are in good shape, young, and greyish, it isn’t T. griseoviolaceum.

ID characters?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-02-24 10:52:42 PST (-0800)

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