When: 2008-11-17

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

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

I was ready to call this A. pantherina, until I got home and checked the size. This is probably too small to pantherina (but who knows how big it would have reached?) and fits better into A. brunnescens (which is rare from the West Coast, but is known from hardwoods, of which there were none nearby. I’ll leave it up to your expert observing. Cap at this time is only .75-1 inch across, button is quick small, about 2 inches total height; volva collar-like, cap tan to light brown; volval patches on cap white. No staining observed. I have brought this specimen home, and am drying it now.


Proposed Names

86% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified
88% (2)
Recognized by sight: color, volva. brunnescens a very different animal, that doesn’t occur out west. check MO for photos of this sp. that has an abrupt and fractured bulb of a volva…size (like color) is extremely variable.

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