When: 2015-01-25

Collection location: Pinole Valley Park, Pinole, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: banders (banders)

No specimen available


In coastal scrub vegetation, at periphery of live oak woodland. Only ones seen.



Proposed Names

61% (2)
Recognized by sight: Nice! The radially fibrillose-squamulose caps, blue-purple colors, pale gills, white zone at stipe apex, and tall-grooves stipe suggest this species.

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I think
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-03-11 12:58:49 CDT (-0500)

L. pseudocarnea in the sense I have been using it on MO is a good match for L. pigmentosipes Largent.

Based on the squamulose stipe, blue to purple colors, and heterodiametrics spores with many pronounced angles, as well as by his (kinda crappy) color plate.

That’s a bit of a complicated question
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-26 21:11:35 CST (-0600)

1) Not all of the existing Leptonia have been formally moved into Entoloma as the recent study would suggest they should be, so in that sense Leptonia never fully went away as a genus.

2) Not all mycologists working on the Entolomataceae even agree with the hypotheses of that study, and continue to use segregate genera.

3) Some of the segregate genera were likely mistakenly lumped into Entoloma in that study, so it is likely that future work involving material from a wider geographic region will make Entoloma smaller (less speciose) than the broadest-view perspective would suggest.

4) The name L. pseudocarnea is provisional, so at this point it’s nothing more than a placeholder, and isn’t really available for systematic scrutiny.

Leptonia is a genus again?
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-01-26 20:40:02 CST (-0600)