Observation 157961: Gomphidius glutinosus (Schaeff.) Fr.

Notes:
Mature specimens growing in mixed woods, probably Doug fir being the closest.
Caps up to 5.7 cm across, and stipes up to 8.0 cm long.
Spores 15.0-18.9 X 5.9-7.6 microns. Q(ave) = 2.58.

Conditions were dry and I did not see any other mushrooms nearby.

Images

Spores in KOH @ 1000X.
Spores in KOH @ 1000X.

Proposed Names

30% (2)
Recognized by sight: pinkish cap with olive-blackish blotches, clustered, slender stature

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interesting that you are having this discussion…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-01-20 11:08:33 PST (-0800)

we had a similar debate over macromorph characters of Gomphidius at the FFSC Fair. Guess that we should have just stuck some spores under the scope, for a more definitive analysis.

So Alan, the microscope man,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2014-01-15 14:10:02 PST (-0800)

is choosing to ignore the microscopic evidence?!?

What you say is also true
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-01-15 13:27:08 PST (-0800)

and perhaps truer.
I admit that I totally missed that. I’ll lower my confidence vote, but I also would love to understand the morphological variation in these species better…

Christian, all what you say is true,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2014-01-15 12:34:07 PST (-0800)

but aren’t the distinctly larger spores of G. glutinosus the distinguishing feature the separates the two species? G. oregonensis spores are always listed as being in the 10-14 micron range.

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