When: 2009-04-11

Collection location: Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, Alameda Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)

No specimen available

growing under Monterey pines. At first I thought it was a pluteus. When I made the spore print it was white. Taste a little bitter. Odor: like a store bought mushroom.


The blue color is from methylene blue stain. 1000 x

Proposed Names

-56% (1)
Recognized by sight: White spore print. Hollow vinaceous stem cap 2-2.5 cm across
Based on microscopic features: smooth amyloid spores 7.5µm x 3.5µm, hilar attachment visible
53% (3)
Based on chemical features: I wasn’t, at first confident that these spores were amyloid. This name is a much better fit.

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