Observation 18284: Lyophyllum P. Karst.

When: 2009-02-07

Collection location: Lake Siskiyou, Siskiyou Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

There were about three clusters of these growing almost buried in the fir needles.
Unfortunately I wasn’t set up with a dryer or other identification tools so these were not saved and all I have is some basic info and a few photos. The caps were fairly small, approx. 1.2-2.3 cm across. The short,rudimentary gills were adnate and I wasn’t able to obtain any spores.
At about 3200ft and freezing morning temperatures, there wasn’t much fungal activity, I don’t know if the cap color change to almost black is typical, but it was interesting. Can’t come up with much of an idea of even a Genus, but I could be missing something obvious?

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:04 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lake Siskiyou, Siskiyou Co., California’ to ‘Lake Siskiyou, Siskiyou Co., California, USA’


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