Observation 72815: Conocybe smithii Watling (Site ID) (Pholiotina smithii)

When: 2011-07-28

Collection location: Forest Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: wiscokid

Specimen available

Same location as my other observations
Still very small fruits
Thought id add some more newer pics in this one

Found growing in cemetery grass under big aged pines
Seem to fruit from the sandy soil with dead grass and rotten pine needles around
Very VERY hard to see even though i know where to look
They also do have a strong kind of familiar scent ;)

Bioassay was done in 2006 with 175+ fresh fruits – these are INDEED active


Proposed Names

93% (3)
Recognized by sight: Same location as other observations
Used references: National Audubon Field guide
Based on microscopic features: workman did a workup in 2006
still could use some new work done – its in the works :)

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By: wiscokid
2011-08-20 16:32:30 CEST (+0200)

found some even recently in Massachusetts and NO PICS MAN :wow:
Just wondering why you wouldn’t take any pics of your observation of this species?
Especially finding them in Massachusetts – that’d be a new locality to pop on the observation map forsure!!!

Also what kind of habitat did you find yours in?? Very interested to know some details of your observation man:) You have some astonishing pics of very cool things – go get some pics of your conocybe smithii

I really appreciate that link to the conocybe/pholiotina book :)
Looks like a GREAT christmas wish :)

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-08-20 05:44:15 CEST (+0200)

do you want us to say? Good find?

I saw lots of these last week, it’s an otherwise boring LBM that only appeals to people because of it’s psychedelic properties. It is probably more common than we think but most would overlook it. (I saw many mushroom hunters stepping on them without noticing them at NEMF)

If you want to learn all the other little brown Conocybe I suggest you get http://www.nhbs.com/...

By: wiscokid
2011-08-20 05:11:47 CEST (+0200)

Really no comments or questions anyone?

Should have some microscopy done soon – but REALLY wanting some experts here to do some also:)

Happy Hunting everyone!!!!

i will post up another new observation here 2night with more new pics from july 30th

Cheers :)

No more experts???
By: wiscokid
2011-07-31 07:03:25 CEST (+0200)

Where is Douglas Smith? or Curecat?

Doug if your out there i think you should do a microscopic analysis of these FAST :) Cheers