beautiful tan-banded stipe. One patch in middle of manzanita clump right in the middle of Chalk Mtn. Rd.

Spore data from Ron Pastorino:
~ 7.1-9.0(10.00) X 6.0-8.0 microns and moderately rough when mature.
Q avg = 1.19

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Spore images and data from Ron Pastorino
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Spore images and data from Ron Pastorino

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Recognized by sight: It’s polyphyletic (members in both /Anomali and /Telamonia), but…

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-13 00:55:46 EET (+0200)

my initial impression was based on:
a) small fruitbodies (against the typically larger Sericeocybe)
b) sparse cortina
c) bluish young gills (pointing away from many Telamonia)
d) smooth, silky, dry cap and cylindrical stipe base (against Phlegmacium)

So the spores…
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2015-01-13 00:33:43 EET (+0200)

are subglobose? If so, that would make it lean into the C. anomalus group.

Might be worth comparing
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-13 00:32:11 EET (+0200)

to C. caesiifolius, which is a Sect Anomali member with larger spores, and apparently banded stipe velar remnants (at least as illustrated here:

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-07 00:25:53 EET (+0200)

I will send it off Thursday morning.

Sure Christian,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2015-01-07 00:22:17 EET (+0200)
just a few gills should be enough.
Don’t hold your breath
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-06 23:43:13 EET (+0200)

I won’t be able to commit much time to it for a while.
Fungus Fair, then SOMA Camp, then book deadlines…
I don’t mean to farm out the work, but I’d be happy to send you a piece, Ron.

Let’s at least see some spore data…
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2015-01-06 23:27:40 EET (+0200)

not that it will help to get to a species name, but it will maybe help narrow the section down a little.

I dunno
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-06 23:14:18 EET (+0200)

it’s a very poorly sampled and unique habitat that rarely fruits profusely.

As for Squamanita, some of those also fruits out of brown-spored hosts as in the case of S. umbonata (on Inocybe) and S. contortipes on Galerina.

I’m looking for it.
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2015-01-06 23:00:15 EET (+0200)

Someone must have described something this distinctive. Meanwhile…the sheath reminds me a Squamanita but those only form with white spored things like Cystoderma.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-06 20:53:02 EET (+0200)

Given the stunning bracelets and unique habitat, I figured this was likely something very different from any species I could name. I tried to used Section Anomali, but that wasn’t an existing name on MO.

I don’t think that it’s in the anomalus group.
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2015-01-06 15:49:33 EET (+0200)

That boot looks very very distinctive.