When: 2008-11-23

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

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

27% (2)
Recognized by sight: found in mixed conifer forest in a group of a few hundred
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified
71% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Does not look like G. biformis at all
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-06-09 10:03:13 MST (-0700)

G. biformis is described as a smaller mushroom — cap up to 25 m/m (= 1 inch). There are other characters that do not match the photo too. Unfortunately, I cannot propose a better name. I ama nalyzing my Gymnopus collections and looking around to see what everybody else has done…

originally IDed as Collybia fuscopurpurea
By: Ryane Snow (snowmam)
2008-11-23 19:43:19 MST (-0700)

These mushrooms have been growing in the same area for at least 10 years and I have IDed them a bunch of times as Collybia fuscopurpurea, whose name had apparently changed to Gymnopus velutipes which apparently changed to G. biformis. The caps are reddish-brown; it grows on woody debris; the stipe has little hairs; gill are notched; spores are white. But I could be wrong.

how did you make your ID? characters?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-23 19:10:11 MST (-0700)