Observation 19163: Pluteus seticeps (G.F. Atk.) Singer

When: 2009-03-04

Collection location: Tomales Bay State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

Another Pluteus species(I believe) that I’m unable to id. They were growing on a piece of a branch, probably live oak. The caps were up to 5.2 cm broad and stems up to 4.5 cm long. The caps were minutely granulose and fairly striate. The pink spores were almost round(approx. 7.1 X 6.4 microns). The two micro photos are portions of the cuticle that had some sort of projections(?).
They appear to be in the Pluteus longistriatus group(Arora’s MD page 258), perhaps P.seticeps, but couldn’t find any detailed description.



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Recognized by sight
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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified. I think you did a very good job identifying this species, Ron.

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