Observation 45308: Melanoleuca angelesiana A.H. Sm.

When: 2010-05-07

Collection location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

Found these growing on the ground in a fairly open are with cedar and D. fir nearby.
Elevation approx. 4350ft.
37 degrees 43.655’
119 degrees 51.448’

Caps were up to 6.9 cm across.
Spores were white and amyloid in Melzers. They were approx. 8.0-9.6 X 6.1-7.5 microns, elliptical and with small amyloid warts. The ornamentation also appeared to be inconsistent and variable.

Again they look familiar but unable to pin them down as yet.(?)

Proposed Names

76% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: being it is growing under conifers…or was it?
Used references: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/melanoleuca_angelesiana.html
is it also spelled Melanoleuca angelisiana A.H. Smith ?

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Didn’t check for cystidia on these
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2010-05-31 08:34:59 PDT (-0700)

But maybe next time……

Did you check for cystidia?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-05-30 21:30:27 PDT (-0700)

M. angelesiana shouldn’t have any.

Melanoleuca angelisiana seems reasonable
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2010-05-11 17:09:47 PDT (-0700)

These are a little more aged than what I have seen in the past but they match up well with that species and are pretty common in this area in the spring.

Created: 2010-05-11 15:49:40 PDT (-0700)
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