Observation 19749: Contumyces rosellus var. vinacea

When: 2009-03-23

Collection location: Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

Specimen available



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Recognized by sight: The cap looks scruffy, but the pictures are blurry so it’s only a promising ID.
Also the photos from a distance look right and the time of year is perfect.

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haven’t we agonized over the exact species on this one before???
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-02 12:17:04 CDT (-0500)

the formerly named omphalina pyxidata now ONE of those darned contumyces? can we really just tell from a photo? this is not merely an academic question, ’cause I also collected a bunch of these up on Mt. Diablo yesterday. They were abundant in several stretches of damp shaded mossy habitat along the Falls Trail…I will post my sighting once I photograph them!
(no camera yesterday, it was a long hike to gawp at the wildflowers…lotsa those, too).

So cute
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-03-25 02:30:13 CDT (-0500)

Some kind of Omphalina (even Lichenomphalia)?

Created: 2009-03-25 02:12:37 CDT (-0500)
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