Observation 96278: Bonomyces sinopicus (Fr.) Vizzini
When: 2012-06-02
Herbarium specimen reported
0 Sequences

Very mysterious to me. Found growing on a burn site that we use to burn nonrecyclable desposable paper products. The surface layer of burnt material is several inches thick. Looks a bit like a Lactarius, but no latex observed, and stipe is somewhat fibrous/tough/bendable. Spores are ellipsoid 7-10 × 4.5-5.5, warty. Odor of cuccumber. Melanoleuca is the closest I can get…? Colors in photos are true. Black flecks are soot from burnt material.

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By: jimmiev
2012-06-09 08:59:32 CDT (-0500)
Thanks tnihekr.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-06-09 00:07:37 CDT (-0500)

C. sinopica looks like a good proposal. Phillips reports it growing on burnt ground, and Arora includes the name within the comments of another clitocybe that has roughened spores. Chestnut color is mentioned.

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