Observation 83464: Gomphidius oregonensis Peck

When: 2011-11-06

Collection location: Comptche, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

39.28° -123.7°

Who: Eli Koral (ekoral)

Specimen available

I only found a couple of these guys that day, but they were beauties. Long stipe, yellow base, decurrent gills, and SLIMY. This forest is a mixed conifer forest with an abundance of Jeffrey Pine, Douglass Fir, and Redwoods.


This is a nice image of a pleurocystidia in the hymenium of the G. oregonensis. (at 400X)
This shows the spore length at about 13-14 microns. (at 1000X)
particularly good coloration can be seen here of the yellow base of the stipe.

Proposed Names

88% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Used D. Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified
Based on microscopic features: Spores were about 13-14 microns long, which ruled out G. glutinosus, which, according to Arora, has spores longer than 14 microns.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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