When: 2007-01-30

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

This is a tentative identification. I found a small group of these nearly buried in duff under bay and black oak. There wasn’t any slime at all or sign of it ever being there, which I hesitantly attribute to weather conditions. The larger one is 3.5 cm across and 4.5 cm tall. There was no unusual feeling to these at all. Also, it seems the habitat is wrong. No pine in this area. Any ideas what else they might be?


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Anyone keep a collection?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-02-01 12:14:36 CST (-0500)

The stuff I’ve called H. gliocyclus in the past has always been substantially bigger than these. It would be interesting to run it through Largent’s keys in Agaricales.

Really waxy feel
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-02-01 12:04:42 CST (-0500)

We found a few of these this past weekend up at Albion, I hadn’t seen them before. They weren’t slimy, and fairly dry, but when you touched them a sticky waxy feel was left on your hands, like something comes off the ’shroom and coats your skin if you touch it.