Observation 59402: Gymnopus dryophilus (Bull.) Murrill

Growing in leaf litter under live oaks and pines (Quercus agrifolia and Pinus radiata).

Proposed Names

15% (3)
Recognized by sight: Rubbery cap that looked moist and shiny. White unattached gills with irregular edges.
Based on chemical features: Mild fungal smell, mild taste.

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Lubricous or not :-)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-11-21 08:15:00 CST (-0500)

It depends on weather conditions, I guess.. Anyway, I don’t recognize this as Rhodocollybia butyracea.

Lubricous: A great word
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2010-11-21 08:06:47 CST (-0500)

Thanks, as always, Irene,

I think Gymnopus dryophilus is supposed to be really similar, but Rhodocollybia has a cap that is supposed to be “lubricous” according to Mykoweb.

Lubricous…..Interesting word….. Google’s dictionary gave me…

1: Offensively displaying or intending to arouse sexual desire or
2: Smooth and slippery with oil or a similar substance.

I’ll go with the latter. While i’m turned on by mushrooms, in general I’m not THAT turned on!

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-11-21 07:48:11 CST (-0500)

Didn’t you intend to propose Gymnopus dryophilus..?

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