When: 2008-11-14

Collection location: Larch Mountain, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available


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Used references: Aurora’s Mushrooms Demystified

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Older specimen?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-16 15:30:06 CST (-0500)

Could that be because this is an older specimen, nearly planar (flat-capped)? And looking at the photo looking down at the cap, I can see some veil remnants still adhering to the rim, but not a lot. I think we have a hard time identifying this species. I remember something like it at the OMS show several years ago, and it ended up not being displayed because there was too much controversy surrounding it.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-16 13:19:36 CST (-0500)

It’s just that I haven’t imagined squamosa that pale and smooth and without a ring..

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-16 12:52:29 CST (-0500)

According to Aurora, S. ambiqua has lots of veil remnants hanging to the edge of the cap rim (this doesn’t, but it is an older, more plane specimen); S. riparia has a stipe less than 1cm across. I think the stipe was more than 1cm across.

Stropharia sounds fine
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-16 07:34:38 CST (-0500)

but why not ambigua or riparia..?