Observation 15763: Conocybe Fayod

When: 2008-12-23

Collection location: San Geronimo, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These had a brown to cinnamon-brown spore print. They had caps that ranged from about 1.0 cm to 3.8cm across, and no sign of a veil or annulus. The stipes ranged up to 9.0 cm long and were hollow. The gills were thinly attached. The spores were approx. 10.0-11.0 X 6.5-7.0 microns. Even with my poor spore photos, one can see a distinctive truncated end or apical pore on most of them and probably a plage.
I think Galerina is at least the right genus, but without the Smith monograph there aren’t many options to pick from, although G. cedretorum in Arora would appear to be close.


Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
54% (1)
Recognized by sight
48% (2)
Used references: They do seem to fit the description for Conocybe tenera in Mushrooms Demystified including the spore size and apical germ pore.

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Do not place too much value on the spore photos..
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-02-27 19:44:23 CST (-0600)

I believe in that instance, the technique I was using sometimes caused the spores to collapse.
Can’t remember if I actually sent them to Doug!?!.

these spores…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-02-27 11:47:21 CST (-0600)

have crazily thick walls!
IF tenera, it should have some pretty distinctive caulocystidia:


Conocybe on wood
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-02-27 11:37:23 CST (-0600)

edit… Although similar, I DON’T think these are the same: observation 129573

Yes, they fit the description…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-12-29 15:19:58 CST (-0600)

Really so do a number of Conocybe fir hte description in Arora. I wouldn’t mind looking at these actually… if you saved them…

nice collection of these, Ron.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-27 20:05:18 CST (-0600)