Collection location: Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou Co., California, USA [Click for map]
These were found growing in low, tight clusters on a lawn near a planted pine in front of the Mt. Shasta City Hospital. They were somewhat similar to the Lyophyllum-like specimens found a few miles away near Lake Siskiyou. However, these were overall larger, caps up to 5.4 cm broad, and tougher (rubbery).
The stipes were more reddish brown and larger at the apex in general. Again I wasn’t able to coax any spores from them (probably too old) and I wasn’t set up to do much detailed study.
Curious finding two species of Lyophyllum type fungi under inhospitable conditions although in this case one could say they were “Hospitable”.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:08 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Co., California’ to ‘Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou Co., California, USA’
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