When: 2008-11-21

Collection location: Mendocino, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

No specimen available

These mushrooms were found growing under a fir where it was exposed to little light. I didn’t use a flash in the second photo so a truer representation of the gill color could be demonstrated,


Proposed Names

62% (2)
Recognized by sight: this appears to be more typical of what is called L. laccata. The gills are pinkish in color rather than paler. What is the L. laccata with the almost whitish gills? It seems that the cap color in var. pallidifolia is paler than L. laccata and the L. laccata with the whitish gills. Can someone enlighten me/us? Or does it have something to do with the amount of light the mushroom is exposed to?
41% (3)
Recognized by sight: scaly cap

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it appears to be L. laccata based on microscopic examination
By: Ryane Snow (snowmam)
2008-11-24 01:00:02 WIB (+0700)

It appears to be L. laccata based on microscopic examination. The spores are round and spiny; whereas the spores in L. proxima are broadly elliptical.

need to examine spores
By: Ryane Snow (snowmam)
2008-11-22 12:07:55 WIB (+0700)

I’ll try to get another specimen and examine the spores. L. proxima supposedly has broadly elliptical spores while those of L. laccata are round. The specimens in the photos were a bit smaller than a typical L. laccata.