Collection location: Tomales Bay State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]
These were growing on rocky, sandy soil near live oak.
The caps were up to 5.5 cm across.
The gill color was slightly more pinkish than what shows on the photo and they were relatively thick. The spore print was white however.
The stems were tough, hollow, and most of them fluted. There was some rhizos at the base on most of them.
The spores were ~ 6.0-7.8 X 4.0-5.0 microns, smooth and rather oblong. Don’t think they were amyloid but could not check for lack of Melzers.
No strong odor was detected.
Denise Gregory’s Key led me to Clitocybe variabilis. They also has some of the characteristics of the eastern Clitocybe hygrophoroides. They do have many of the major characteristics of C. variabilis, although they did not dry greenish and the gills had a pinkish tint, similar to the eastern species.
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