When: 2006-12-31

Collection location: Foothill Regional Park, Windsor, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

I found two mushrooms growing near each other under coast live oak, blue oak and manzanita. The gills and stipes looked the same to me, but the pilei not so much.They both have pink at the base of the stipe so, for now, I’m calling them the same. The pilei have what look like scales that are closer together at the umbo and breaking up as they get closer to the margin. The pilei are 5.5 and 6 cm wide.


Not such a great photo but there are darker scales at the peak of the pileus, but they’re not as dense as on the other mushroom.

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T. pardinum or T. saponaceum
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-01-10 04:17:09 SAST (+0200)

Tricholoma pardinum can have a pinkish flush at the base of the stipe. Check the degree of color and the shape of the stipe on observation 1639 & 1852. Compare that shape to the pointed shape of T. saponaceum in observations 1788 & 1826.

T. pardinum or T. saponaceum?
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2007-01-09 23:17:09 SAST (+0200)

It doesn’t show much in the photos but both mushrooms have pinkish orange areas at the bases of the stipes. According to Arora the base of the stalk is pinkish-orange in T. saponaceum but not in T. pardinum.

Tricholoma pardinum
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-01-08 06:42:58 SAST (+0200)