Observation 7000: Nolanea (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2008-03-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Observed 8 specimens, caps 3-5 cm in a 1 sq m area beneath Douglas Firs. Caps the color of cheap gold paint.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:43 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Western Siskyou County, California, USA’ to ‘Western Siskyou Co., California, USA

Proposed Names

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Used references: Mushroom Observer Images
74% (3)
Recognized by sight: The gills strongly suggest a pink spore print to me, so I think this is a Nolanea (cf. Nolanea holoconiota. The stature, habitat and the twisted stipe visible in the center specimen all suggest Nolanea to me.

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By: Luke Bayler (Matango)
2008-03-13 03:11:10 CST (-0500)

You must record the smell of the Nolaneas. A noticeable odor to me with Nolaneas is the cucumbery, some smell it as farinaceous, odor.

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By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-03-10 00:03:33 CST (-0500)

At first I thought this might be Inocybe (cf. Inocybe sp.). However, looking closely at the gills in the center specimen, I’m pretty sure this would have a pink spore sprint. Putting the spores under a microscope would tell you immediates (Nolaneas have ‘angular’ spores that look like distorted polygons). Getting Nolaneas to species often usually requires microscopy and a lot of patience. A. pediades, on the other hand, usually has a flatter cap and grows in grass.

Created: 2008-03-09 23:18:17 CST (-0500)
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