Observation 154068: Conocybe Fay.

When: 2013-12-01

Collection location: near Castella, California, USA [Click for map]


Who: (Aaron Cena) (mountainplayer)

No specimen available


I don’t like posting observations titled “agaricales”, but as of right now all I am sure of is that this is a gilled mushroom.

This mushroom was fresh, and collected in dry conditions. I haven’t been able to get a spore print.



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Recognized by sight: The new species that Douglas Smith is working on describing

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By: (Aaron Cena) (mountainplayer)
2013-12-03 08:40:58 PST (-0800)

Yes, I dried the sample. If it would help your project, I would be glad to send it to you.

I was convinced I had something special when I found it, and scoured the area thoroughly but could not find more.

Habitat was a power line easement. Nearest trees are fir, approximately 50 feet away. The area had been recently disturbed by an excavator or a caterpillar. The ground where this mushroom fruited was not torn up, but had been driven over.

Did you dry it?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2013-12-02 18:59:37 PST (-0800)

Did you save and dry this one? Yes, I need to get going on publishing this as a new species. It would be good to have more specimens if possible. Take a look around near the area, there might be more.

By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2013-12-02 18:19:22 PST (-0800)

Can you dry the specimen? Did you record any odor? It looks like it was growing near a conifer.

Created: 2013-12-02 17:13:53 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2013-12-02 18:16:42 PST (-0800)
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