Observation 10786: Conocybe apala var. albipes (Otth) Arnolds 2003

When: 2008-09-08

Collection location: Madison Heights, Pasadena, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Scattered in lawn with Parasola plicatilis and Fuligo septica. Very similar to the ubiquitous Conocybe lactea, however it persists much longer, and is generally somewhat larger and browner.


spore print

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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified
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Recognized by sight: See obs 13289 for more details.

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Maybe not C. tenera
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-10 00:08:59 -05 (-0500)

The few fairly good photos of C. tenera here have it as a deeper brown and thicker more shinny cap. It would be good (or at least I would like to see it) to get more details here. If nothing else, try to determine the size/shape of the spores (measuring 15 or so), see if the basidia are 2 or 4 spored, and get a photo of the Caulocystidia from near the apex of the stipe. The Caulocystidia tends to be in these clumps of 1-4 different kinds together, and the mix of what kinds gets you to species more than other things.

Or if you don’t really want to do that, you can send me some dried samples, and I’d like to do it.

Created: 2008-09-09 23:18:53 -05 (-0500)
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