Observation 71764: Conocybe smithii Watling

When: 2011-07-16

Collection location: Forest Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: wiscokid

Specimen available

found in 2006, 2010 – now again :))
Notice the extremely hygrophanus caps – the striations of the cap when young – and indented when mature and dry
The stems are brittle with fine silky fibrils
The stems have a larger base only sometimes bulbous
Older specimens are often blue at the base – from being beaten around in the wind
The immature fruits are sporting vibrant colored orange caps – and bright white stems
They do bruise from damage all the way up the stipe ( mostly seen at the base )
Never seen the caps bruise


A nice shot showing one mature dry one from top to bottom – bruising and all
A shot showing a tiny small immature fruit – healthy new all white stem
Another immature fruit – with fibrils on stipe visible

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Recognized by sight: PMOTW and collections in 2010 and 2006

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Nice find
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-07-23 04:53:22 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for posting.

By: wiscokid
2011-07-21 16:53:27 PDT (-0700)

Glad to see someone comment – MUCH thanks riverdweller :)
I should have some new microscopic analysis done SOON
I will post up what is found
Cheers :)

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-07-20 01:12:46 PDT (-0700)

no one disagrees?

No comments ????
By: wiscokid
2011-07-19 17:52:10 PDT (-0700)

Where is all the experts????

Created: 2011-07-17 16:25:12 PDT (-0700)
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