Observation 62305: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2011-01-14

Collection location: Placerville, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Laura Mitchell (lcgrunion)

No specimen available

Slimy, sticky cap and stem.

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By: Laura Mitchell (lcgrunion)
2011-01-14 17:12:54 PST (-0800)

Hey Adam,

I think you are on to something! This mushroom was growing on the ground of a mixed forest, including pines, oaks, madrone, manzanita. I don’t think it was growing in a clump, like some of the other members’ suggestions. The entire mushroom is about 6" and the cap is about 2.5" wide.


growing amongst conifers?
By: Adam Singer (adam)
2011-01-14 16:44:49 PST (-0800)

“Slimy, sticky cap and stem” gets us to Myxacium but if it was found amongst conifers, as the many stuck needles and only 1 broad leaf would suggest, then wouldn’t it be Cortinarius mucosus? Also doesn’t C. trivialis have more blue and more abundant veil material? Just curious…


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