Observation 93723: Lyophyllum P. Karst.

When: 2012-05-01

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

Who: Mike (mjfriend)

No specimen available

Cap is olive-green to brown. Stalk white with few small greyish fibrils,stringy when cracked but not tough, some gray staining on stalk over night. Gills are notched to free and white. Smell very mild. See photos with ruler for size.

Found May 1, 2012 in mixed conifer forest on duff at approx. 5200 feet.

Proposed Names

37% (4)
Recognized by sight: it looks like it
60% (2)
Recognized by sight: white gills (no change with age), texture of stalk sounds right from notes
Based on chemical features: Gray or black staining points to Lyophyllum
1% (2)
Recognized by sight

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gills are attached.
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-05-03 20:12:17 PDT (-0700)

not Pluteus.

Lyophyllum semitale?
By: Mike (mjfriend)
2012-05-03 15:42:39 PDT (-0700)

I don’t think it is Pluteus cervinus. There are no pink tones to the gills at all. Gill edges appear white, even after two days. The side surface of the gills are grayish and the stalk stained grey where bruised. The grey staining didn’t show up until 24 hours after bruising. I’m leaning toward Lyophyllum semitale.

Created: 2012-05-02 08:03:24 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2012-06-26 10:06:29 PDT (-0700)
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