Observation 18: Agrocybe Fayod

When: 2005-01-09

Seen at: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

Brought into the 2005 Santa Cruz Fungus Fair. We were unable to place it even in a genus. We were unable to get a spore print. Note the unusual partial veil and the rhizomorph visible in image 22.

Size can be inferred from image 24. See notes there for details.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:56:47 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Santa Cruz Fungus Fair, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA’ to ‘Santa Cruz, California, USA’


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Size can be inferred from the Watex wax baggy under the specimens. The central light gray strip is 1" wide.

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What about the partial veil?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-05-24 01:27:21 CDT (-0400)

Doesn’t the partial veil eliminate most of Hygrophoraceae? I can think of some Hygrophorus species with some very ephemeral partial veils, but they are generally the larger ones (H. subalpinus, H. purpurascens…) and I’ve never seen those actually cover the lamellae.