When: 2008-11-08

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

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

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57% (1)
Recognized by sight: on well-decayed wood. curious about species, tho
-2% (2)
Recognized by sight: Need to see the fuzzy foot at the base of the stipe.
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: If it was growing on coniferous wood?

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probably conifer wood…quite well rotted…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-11 10:13:32 CST (+0800)

this was one of the mushrooms that I considered, but the images that i could find showed a two-toned stipe. variation? also, our campanella has bright tawny hairs at the base; this one has black hairs.

nope, not that one, either. back to the sp. designation!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-11 04:47:18 CST (+0800)
darn it, reality is interfering with my theories again…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-11 04:45:23 CST (+0800)

the gills ARE decurrent, and it is NOT bitter, but it DOES have a hairy, swollen base!
this one might be Xeromphalina cauticinalis…

Thank you Darvin, I think you’ve got it!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-11 04:40:06 CST (+0800)

Dimi has a very nice work-up of this species on MushroomHobby.com