Observation 13952: Crepidotus (Fr.) Staude

When: 2008-11-09

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

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I also collected what i am calling mollis, and i did save it. I’ll report back later…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-10 10:07:30 MST (-0700)
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-11-10 07:06:41 MST (-0700)

True, there are many species which get lumped under one name, though there also are phenotypic variations to be considered for different populations of a single species.

I’ll dry them and see if Alan wants to take a look at them next time I’m over.

Ok, somewhat…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-11-10 07:01:09 MST (-0700)

Ok, I was remembering pretty dark fibers, I guess they are more brown, medium to dark brown, not really black.

They should still be held down flat in a thick layer of viscid gelatin on the cap surface to be C. mollis. I think a lot of brown Creps get called C. mollis, because that is what Arora did, doesn’t mean that they all are…

Its easy to see under the scope though… the surface fibers are really funky, and the spores are pointed and smooth.

I’d personally like to see more of these Creps here id’ed with the scope to get more of a feeling for the details that might sep. C. mollis from others, so not all brown Creps just get called C. mollis…

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-11-10 06:28:31 MST (-0700)

Doug, the photos I have seen of C. mollis include specimens with brown fibrils or hairs on the pileus. In fact, I’ve only encountered and seen photos of this species with brown fibrils.

I think that the fibrils are interwoven looking rather than patchy and erect because the rain made them sag on the viscid pileus.

Not C. mollis
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-11-10 01:02:23 MST (-0700)

I think… this doesn’t really look like C. mollis, which has a viscid cap with black radial hairs stuck in the surface of the cap. This one has more brown hairs that are interwoven and not stuck in the surface.

Could be wrong…