Observation 84365: Rhodocybe alutacea Singer
When: 2011-12-08
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: These were growing on humus in an area dominated by Redwood with some scattered tanoak and Doug fir.
Could not get a spore print but they appeared to be pinkish and non-amyloid.
The spores were heterodimetric with obscure angles, ~ 6.1-8.0 X 4.0-5.1 microns.
Gills were adnate to sl. decurrent.
Did not see any Cheilocystidia and there was no strong odor.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: I was also thinking of R. nuciolens, which is said to be similar, but with more distant gills..

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The gill attachment…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-12-12 00:48:35 CST (-0600)

Is not Hebeloma…

But I’ve been there before — the other day I embarrassed myself in front of myself over a field id where the gill attachment was clearly wrong when I looked ta it again…


By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-12-10 16:40:59 CST (-0600)

but not bad. Without a picture of the spores, I would have guessed Hebeloma too.

If by bold you mean wrong,
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-12-10 15:59:26 CST (-0600)

I agree.

Hebeloma sp. seemed like a bold suggestion Alan,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2011-12-10 10:45:39 CST (-0600)

but there is a Hebeloma sarcophyllum that looks very similar to these.
But while I can’t find any specific spore data, the H. sarcophyllum, (as well as all Hebelomas?), do not have angular spores. They can have somewhat rough spores as I understand it. Also I did not see any gill cystidia on these.

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