When: 2009-02-15

Collection location: Berkeley, Alameda Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jonathan King (buckyboy)

No specimen available

Flushes of little mushrooms have grown on this ragged doormat after each rain this winter … and we haven’t had all that much. This doormat sits outside our back door, next to one just like it … but the second one, which is totally intact, has spawned no mushrooms at all.

I recognize no mushrooms other than chanterelles, so can’t say much about these mycologically. One of the two attached photos shows a cap upside down pretty clearly, though.


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Veil remnants around the cap margin.
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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-02-18 16:48:04 MST (-0700)

Well Tubaria and Galerina both have rusty brown spores.

These look like they probably have brown spores too, though I wouldn’t be shocked if it turned out they were paler.

Spore color?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-02-18 10:22:40 MST (-0700)

People seem to be assuming here that these are brown spored, although I’m not sure that this was actually stated? With unknown little brown guys, you have to start with the spore color at least (although that still won’t get you to genus…)

Is there some reason for Galerina?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-02-18 01:45:20 MST (-0700)

Is there some reason here that I am missing to call these a Galerina?