Observation 85315: Phaeocollybia R. Heim
When: 2011-12-28
Herbarium specimen reported

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Any more info on this? like size, growth habitat, was the stipe hollow? odor/taste.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: small to medium, not tiny… reddish-brown to orangish-brown cps when young, fading in age. stipe hollow, darkening brown from the base up. Often in clusters, sometime very large clusters.

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got micro details for both species?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-30 12:58:25 PST (-0800)

I can compare. macro seems to be more than a bit ambiguous.

7-10 cm measured.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-30 12:52:49 PST (-0800)

hollow stipes, but starting to rot, so nasty smell and fergeddabout taste.

10 cm. they were small, not tiny.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-30 07:49:37 PST (-0800)
But another common Salt Point Phaeocollybia
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-12-29 21:44:17 PST (-0800)

is P. californica, which is larger, tends to grow in large clusters, has a hollow stipe but can have similar cap colors…

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-12-29 21:41:54 PST (-0800)

small size, orange-brown cap, stipe that can be stuffed when young but becomes hollow in age and becomes darker brown/black from the bottom up.

It’s common from Marin/Sonoma Co north.

10 cm???
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-12-29 21:26:28 PST (-0800)

four inches? or 10mm?

what characteristics…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-29 20:41:24 PST (-0800)

determine P. attenuata?

off the top of my head:
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-29 20:26:22 PST (-0800)

smallish (maybe 10 cm?), gregarious.

I can check them for smell, stipe context.

I found a second Phaeocollybia as well yesterday, a bit bigger, but haven’t posted it yet.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-12-29 20:24:27 PST (-0800)

But I don’t really need it. Ron Exeter might be interested in CA collections of Phaeocollybia though.
I have collections of P. attenuata from Salt Point, which I think this is, but tough to tell from the photo.

I have the material.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-29 20:21:00 PST (-0800)

I can take notes and dry it for you, if you’d like.

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