When: 2008-12-03

Collection location: Sunnyvale, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

-11% (5)
Recognized by sight: uh, other than the pinkish gills pointed out by irene, Bolbitious vittelinus has a MUCH more delicate fruit body; in comparision this one is thickly massive! Plus, Dude, where’s my wet cap?
84% (1)
Recognized by sight

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By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-01-05 01:11:22 CST (-0500)

It was really slimy as I tore it apart.

this debate can be settled in one swell foop…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-01-02 13:06:25 CST (-0500)

get a spore print! brown=bolbitius, pink =pluteus.

the photos are ambiguous, altho i am seeing long cap striations when i enlarge the photos, and OK it is a mite delicate. and darn it, those mushrooms don’t all look alike, either…

bolbitius again
By: John Kirkpatrick (natashadak)
2009-01-02 13:05:47 CST (-0500)

see cap and stipe at
see also
MO #30435 and #955 (esp the 3rd photo)

Bolbitius for sure.
By: DannyGlick
2009-01-02 12:57:10 CST (-0500)

The gills ain’t fully matured yet.That is why they appear pinkish.

They look pretty delicate
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-01-02 12:50:31 CST (-0500)

Look at the broken mushroom in photo (33512).

Looks like Bolbitius to me too!
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2009-01-02 12:36:33 CST (-0500)

Lots of these pictures show a moist cap.

ps. So what is the story with the puppies?

Looks more like Bolbitius to me…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-01-02 12:20:33 CST (-0500)

I’ve seen Bolbitius up to 4 inch in diameter, and 8 inch tall, they can get kinda big. Still rather fragile at that size, but large enough. One quick look at the spores could comfirm, or the cap surface.

What size is this?
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2009-01-02 11:59:58 CST (-0500)
14 puppies?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-01-02 05:24:23 CST (-0500)

By the way, isn’t this rather a Pluteus? The gills look pink to me.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-01-01 20:00:36 CST (-0500)