When: 2008-11-13

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These had most of the key features in the descriptions although there was great variety in the reference photos. The spores were kind of a dull orange brown, about 3.5-4.5 X 6.1-6.9 microns, cottony mycelium at the base, hollow and sometimes flattened stipe and very hygrophanous as evidenced by the range of cap colors.

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The veil would be obvious on the buttons.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-11-16 13:25:45 MST (-0700)

No matter how dry, the veil would still be obvious on the buttons, and it looks like you have plenty of little ones there. Without the clear veil, and with the clear white univ. veil fragments on the cap surface, these would more probably be T. furfuracea.

No distinct veil
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2008-11-15 17:11:26 MST (-0700)

Yeah, that was a problem. You can see veil fragments on the caps and stipes of the younger specimens but no distinct veil. Some of the literature indicated that the veil is somewhat evanescent. The conditions were dry and habitat seemed right as well as the other features so……?

Don’t really see the veil.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-11-15 15:34:43 MST (-0700)

Did the young one have a partial veil? I don’t really see a partial veil here, the young ones should pretty much have a clear veil.