Observation 59897: Lyophyllum P. Karst.

When: 2010-11-26

Collection location: Ross Valley, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)

Specimen available

On Quercus agrifolia.
light pink to buff or beige coloured, hygrophanous.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-11-28 18:11:58 PST (-0800)

Noah suggested Calocybe, which doesn’t seem unreasonable to me… And Callistosporium luteo-olivaceum and two Lyophyllum species used to be in Calocybe, so it seems like everyone is some what on the same track, whether or not it is the right track.
But it was on wood..

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-11-28 17:10:08 PST (-0800)

They are still fresh and I just checked, but no KOH reaction, at least not on the tissue. I need to look at this under the microscope when I get home.
I have it sitting here on the desk in front of me, along with some trail mix, and I just absent mindedly picked up the mushroom before realizing it wasn’t part of the trail mix and that I shouldn’t eat it… Especially with the KOH.

Anyway, not really sure what the heck this is. Doesn’t look like a Clitocybe really, the gills are not serrated.. Oh, and it was growing from a fallen and well decomposed Quercus agrifolia, CA Coast Live Oak.

These look
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-28 16:36:28 PST (-0800)

like they could be a funny Callistosporium of some sort. Did you check for a KOH rxn?

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