When: 2013-12-04

Collection location: Bolinas Ridge, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

Growing on hard ground near manzanita. Conditions dry.
Caps up to 3.6 cm across.
Spores ~ 7.0-8.0 X 4.3-4.9 microns, slightly rough.
Q(ave) = 1.61. Q(range) = 1.45-1.84.
These were found in the same area as MO#154260 and MO#154296.
Initially I thought they were the same as MO#154296 but the spores look more elongate and Q values reflect that.
The caps also seemed less viscid.
The P. ochraceocana is usually much larger, but it’s possible that the dry conditions and hard ground produced small F/Bs.


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Good eyes Christian…
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-12-05 23:31:53 GMT (+0000)

..as well as huckleberry.

Other trees
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-12-05 23:17:46 GMT (+0000)

looks like Chinquapin was nearby as well