When: 2008-11-25

Collection location: North of Fort Bragg, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:51 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘north of Fort Bragg, Mendocino CO, CA’ to ‘North of Fort Bragg, Mendocino Co., California, USA’


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Recognized by sight: Last image of a lignicolous fungus is used for observation 15517 (_Phloeomana speirea). Remove it here and then vote this name down to as if.

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I searched for sclerotia on these…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-11 12:24:35 CST (-0600)

but it wasn’t easy, and i’m still not sure. They were tiny when fresh, and ridiculously small and fragile when dried. hard to trace them to their base w/out breaking them off. what microscopic features can i look for? at least the caps are still a reasonable size…

By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-12-11 08:38:27 CST (-0600)

Are these perhaps a Collybia, in the strict sense of Collybia? Were there any little sclerotia at the bases? (Although a few species lack sclerotia). Just thinking out loud. I seem to remember seeing fields of Collybia in Alaska in the moss, looking much like this.

i have more photos of these, and lotsa dried. they were abundant in my favorite…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-09 14:08:26 CST (-0600)

swampy collecting area in Mendocino.

These are cute…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-12-09 13:28:40 CST (-0600)

I don’t think I’ve seen these before, and I was getting the feeling I’m starting to see most of what grows in moss on the coast here. Kinda like Hemimycena, but the pinkish disc on these looks interesting… cute.