hygrophanous woodrotters. No spore print (specimens were frozen in too cold fridge) but nice dash-dried specimens available for curious taxonomists!


1000x, oil immersion, water mount.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: as per Doug’s suggestion.
Based on microscopic features: will post spores soon.

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apparently K. mutabilis can be found in Northern CA…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-20 17:46:23 CDT (-0400)

and hunting in Humboldt County, that is exactly where I found these!

Yeah, not Galerina…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-08-19 16:03:15 CDT (-0400)

Those are certainly not Galerina spores, looks good for Kuehneromyces. The stipe is a good match for K. mutabilis, with the persistent veil, the scales on the stipe below the veil, and the light colors at the apex.

flight aborted!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-19 15:07:45 CDT (-0400)

spores are a good match for this species: 7.5-6 × 4-5 microns, germ pore, almond shaped to rounded.

flying mushrooms…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-18 10:23:56 CDT (-0400)

should be landing in France soon. Thank you for stepping up! I thought that these were cool too, and I had hoped to you would take an interest…;).

These look neat…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-08-18 04:30:39 CDT (-0400)

I’d like to look at these. They really look like K. mutabilis. Not sure how often that has been seen from CA. It would be nice to see the spores at least.