When: 2008-11-01

Collection location: Bossy, Switzerland [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

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Found in mixed forest of oak and spruce.

I hadn’t seen these before, but from comments of others, it seems that these aren’t that rare in the area. The main feature of these in the persistent membranous veil, and the off-white colors. There should also be slight reddish and vinaceous stains on the mushroom, on the stipe, and esp. a darker off-red disk.

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Well, they’re not that bad…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-11-03 01:37:28 CST (+0800)

The smaller one isn’t in that bad a shape. When looking at these, I thought that it would be possible to think that Cystoderma was a section of Lepiota, it was long ago. The smaller one almost looks like a Cystolepiota, except for the flaring membranous veil. Kinda neat, not sure if these appear in the US.

curious pale cystoderma. wish the specimens were in better shape…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-02 22:49:21 CST (+0800)