When: 2009-02-24

Collection location: Mountain View, Santa Clara Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Spore print not made but the spores appear clear or lightly pigmented in the microscope. Minutely verrucose, with an internal organ that makes them look like eyes.

Found in a lawn.

Cheilocystidia not prominent, does not stick out much from the gill edge, rounded, maybe narrowly clavate.


Spores 10.8 micron divisions
Spores 10.8 micron divisions
Spores 10.8 micron divisions

Proposed Names

31% (3)
Recognized by sight: Don’t know about the micro-photos, but macro photos look like Tubaria.
29% (1)
Recognized by sight

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The spores
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-28 06:29:32 CST (-0500)

The way they look, convinced me that it’s not Laccaria, but I’m not sure about Tubaria either. The structure of the cap surface is peculiar.. Perhaps someone comes up with a better idea?

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-02-28 00:19:49 CST (-0500)

One thing that should convince readers that this collection is Laccaria is that the spores are verrucose. Also the wide gill spacing and fibrous stem.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-02-27 22:40:32 CST (-0500)

I am pretty sure its a Laccaria but I am not sure what is the best way to convince others of this. I took a walk by the spot today and they are fruiting still. I am spore printing them now on foil but they might not drop a good print.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-02-27 20:26:22 CST (-0500)

It’s interesting that you thought Laccaria Alan. That was my first thought when I found similar mushrooms a couple weeks ago.