Observation 45087: Infundibulicybe squamulosa (Pers.) Harmaja

When: 2010-05-02

Collection location: Pipi Valley, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

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Recognized by sight: Phil Carpenter IDed it.
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Recognized by sight: Doug did. I will check the spores today for amyloidity.

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Not sure what to look for…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-05-03 08:46:25 PDT (-0700)

I think the thing to look for here would be the amyloid spores, that I believe the Pseudoclitocybe will have amyloid spores and Clitocybe will not. But I wonder how subtle a thing that might be to look for… Maybe Denise’s thesis has some more info that you could look for. It is just that Pseudoclitocybe from the Sierras in the spring seems to be a really weird thing to see, and the C. squamulosa has been reported fairly often.

I thought that these “home-town” sightings would catch your eye, Doug!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-05-03 07:38:58 PDT (-0700)

Actually, I do have the dessicata on this one and most of the others…too hurried last night to check all of the boxes after my long day. What micro-characters should I look for? Don’t have a habitat location for you, but undoubtedly conifers…

Any details on this id?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-05-03 04:10:06 PDT (-0700)

Were there any more details on this id? I don’t have any records of seeing this species in the Sierras in the spring, which doesn’t mean too much, but also there aren’t any record of seeing in Prof. Desjardin’s course of the Spring Fungi of the Sierra Nevada in the 25 years or more of keeping records there.

This is mostly brown, given the season and area, I think Clitocybe squamulosa would have a better chance or being the id.

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