When: 2008-12-05

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

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

31% (2)
Recognized by sight: flesh colored angular spores; growing on buried wood; taste and smell mild; cap broadly conical and slightly umbilicate in center; stipe somewhat tough
59% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Based on microscopic features: Based on the spores.
72% (3)
Recognized by sight

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Yeah, this is some shaggy Tubaria…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-12-08 13:01:12 CST (-0500)

Tubaria out here hasn’t been studied, and it is uncertain what to call these, might be (most probably) an undescribed species, T. conspersa I think is the closest name we have for them.

This seems to be a good year for them, I found a bunch on the coast in and around Pt. Reyes. If you find them very young, they have a fibrous veil, and this goes away to just leave a shaggy stipe.

You say they have amygdaloid spores? Mostly with the Tubaria I’ve looked at the spores are subglobose to ellipsoid, smooth, and slightly yellow in KOH. I saved some of these I found up in Pt. Reyes, I should take a look at them.

Most likely is Tubaria conspersa
By: Ryane Snow (snowmam)
2008-12-08 00:27:19 CST (-0500)

I re-examined the spores and found that they had both rounded corners and sharp corners and that they were amygdaloid in shape. I thank Irene Andersson for the identification