Observation 16364: Crepidotus (Fr.) Staude

When: 2008-12-06

Collection location: Albion, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

These are kinda odd, they are Crepidotus, but not on wood. These are on grass and small herbaceous stems. They have very viscid and non-hygrophanous caps, need to look at these under the scope at some point…

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A Psilocybe without a stipe?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-01-20 23:13:53 MST (-0700)

There is such a thing as a sessile Psilocybe? Really? I thought most of the Melanotus were moved into Crepidotus… oh wait was that Melanomphalia?

Anyway, cool, I should check it out. Those genera have always been a kinda dark corner of the brown-spored agarics for me… along with a few others…

Melanotus or Psilocybe phillipsii
By: else
2009-01-20 18:36:00 MST (-0700)

they are a bit on the pale side, but the viscid cap and the pale lamellae, plus the distinctive habitat on grass makes this in my opinion Melanotus or Psilocybe phillipsii. Spores have a germ pore and are totally different than those of a Crepidotus.