Observation 22527: Tricholoma (Fr.) Staude


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Recognized by sight: Off-white, notched gills, slight veil ring about 2/3 up the stipe.
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T. venenatum?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-07-01 07:46:20 PDT (-0700)

Did it have clamp connections everywhere, throughout the fruiting body? This might be the western version of Tricholoma venenatum. If so, it is RARE, because ROD handbook lists only one collection in their survey. It looks like Alan posted another collection of this same species http://mushroomobserver.org/22739.

The photo in Shank’s work in the Agaricales of California is an error, but has a good description. Another good description is in Smith, A. H., H. V. Smith and N. S. Weber. 1979. How to Know the Gilled Mushrooms, but like the online description at MushroomExpert it describes the eastern version of this mushroom.

Well, there is T. saponaceaum
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-07-01 06:25:25 PDT (-0700)

There is T. saponaceum over here, and it is fairly variable and random. But I haven’t heard of it in the mountains in the spring, and I’m not sure I would believe that it is fairly common. But one of the real problems, is that it really does look on the photos there is a clear faint veil on the stipe. In the mountains in the spring, with a light thin veil on the stipe is T. vernaticum. No matter what it smells like or how yellow it is, that is it.

Do you have a relative of T.saponaceum over there?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-30 14:17:45 PDT (-0700)
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-06-30 14:14:14 PDT (-0700)

I found this species about 20 times this weekend at Mt. Shasta. Right now it is much more common than T. vernaticum, because it seems to fruit later in the season. It has a yellowish hue and a mild soapy odor.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-06-26 10:45:34 PDT (-0700)

The odor of these was different than T. vernaticum. Not cucumber-like, but more soapy. Also the color is more yellowish than T. vernaticum.

Kinda beat up
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-06-26 03:57:45 PDT (-0700)

Looks like a kinda beat up version of T. vernaticum. In some of the shots you can see a rough veil ring about 2/3 up the stipe.