Collection location: Los Trancos Preserve, Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., California, USA [Click for map]
These are kinda like the photos I set out to take really, although it hard to see why. But this species in the guides, always is photo’ed with lots of fluffy scales hanging of the cap edges and stipe. But you really never find this one with scales like that, usually you find it looking either like this, or even smoother. So, here is a kinda half-way photo. There are scales, and left over ones on the dried leaves, but mostly the sample is smooth. So, I think these are fairly good, in trying to photo the species as it is.
But on the other hand it was in shadow, and looks too grey. And kinda neat with the layer of ice crystals covering the cap.