Observation 154323: Hebeloma (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2013-12-04

Collection location: West Adams, Los Angeles, California, USA [Click for map]

34.0346° -118.3175°

Who: Michael (mmacdonald)

No specimen available

A number of specimens found in front yard. Curious of species.



Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
37% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: buff brown cap, clutered to solitary, in grass, brown gill faces point to similarly colored spores.

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
if this is a Hebeloma
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-06 17:37:54 CST (-0600)

getting it to species will likely be impossible. the genus is not well understood, and the names commonly used represent species complexes. the most comprehensive piece of literature I’ve seen on them resides in the Thiers Herbarium’s Library at San Francisco State University. it is an unpublished monograph on the Hebeloma of North America, and makes for some of the most migraine-inducing reading I have ever had the misfortune of knowing (which is probably why it remains unpublished).

sorry, no
By: Michael (mmacdonald)
2013-12-06 17:27:15 CST (-0600)

unfortunately, no – i didn’t take a photo from below.

Hi Michael
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-06 17:21:51 CST (-0600)

do you happen to have a picture of the underside?

Created: 2013-12-06 17:08:31 CST (-0600)
Last modified: 2013-12-06 18:27:02 CST (-0600)
Viewed: 34 times, last viewed: 2017-06-30 06:49:53 CDT (-0500)
Show Log