Observation 17551: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2009-02-01

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

Who: g.e.bewick

No specimen available

I found this mushroom under a Shrub Oak elevation 2500ft. It has a distintly fishy smell. It really stinks! Pileus is cup shaped and four inches wide color is variegated possibly due to age. there are browns, dingy yellows and grayish greens, many cracks are visable. . Stipe is 6in long, approx 1.5 in wide, color is white. and it is peeling in many places. Lamellae are flesh colored and appear to be emarginate.There are some little squiglies(correct scientific term) at the base of the lamellae. They are the same color as the gills and look to be made of the same material. No annulas or volva observed. No sporeprint was forthcoming. I obseved at least two other specimens in the area. Any help in identifying would be appreciated.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:55 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Prather, Ca’ to ‘Prather, California, USA’


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By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-02-02 12:00:57 MST (-0700)

All four of the photos are very small. It helps to ID unknowns by looking a larger photo and looking for details as if we were holding it in our hand.