When: 2009-01-04

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

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brown spore print for psilocybe lookalike.

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No need for spore print here…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-01-05 22:13:38 CET (+0100)

These are clearly Galerina, although it would have been good to get a shot of the gills for at least one of the caps. Just turn one over before shooting.

These are in the G. badipes/cedretorum group/complex/stirps, and they appear to be common enough on the coast. I was up in Pt. Reyes yesterday and got a good collection of these. Some of these I look at turn out to clearly be G. badipes, and others just aren’t. The Smith and Singer monograph is too confusing in this section to tell what these are, and I haven’t looked at enough really to find way to split them up yet. I need to look at more of these…

I see where you might think that…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-01-05 18:12:59 CET (+0100)

but it is also very similar to this galerina that I collected on the CA coast this year: http://mushroomobserver.org/14785?search_seq=279349

the gills are remaining brown, and i do not see bluing in the stipe base, but it is grossly similar to P. pelliculosa, and in the right habitat. i am spore printing as I type!

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-01-05 17:35:16 CET (+0100)

did you print this?

resembles something like Psilocybe Pelliculosa, ive never seen a galerina like that.