Observation 25026: Gymnopilus P. Karst.

When: 2009-09-08

Collection location: Leadbetter Point State Park, Pacific Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam Linse (BearwoodSam)

No specimen available

Found on shore pine log in pine beach forest.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:15 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Leadbetter State Park, WA’ to ‘Leadbetter State Park, Washington, USA



Proposed Names

9% (3)
Recognized by sight
-6% (4)
Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified, p. 199. Might be C. gruberianum if spore amyloid.
19% (4)
Recognized by sight
-15% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-10 02:29:02 CDT (-0500)

You know that collecting a mushroom is comparable to harvesting the apple seed from an apple tree. California doesn’t even have a state mushroom … yet.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-09-10 00:33:09 CDT (-0500)

Signs posted specifically against gathering mushrooms? Gathering (or just damaging) a mushroom is like knocking a fruit off a tree; it won’t kill the tree. Then again, parks services bureaucrats probably can’t be expected to know much science, and probably think you might have uprooted a rare “plant” in its entirety and killed it.

I didn’t feel comfortable collecting because
By: Sam Linse (BearwoodSam)
2009-09-09 21:03:33 CDT (-0500)

It is a small state park, with some incredibly endangered birds and rare habitat. The trails are short and there are signs posted against gathering mushrooms. It was best to take images than to collect in this situation. Just me…

Collection location
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-09-09 19:57:39 CDT (-0500)

“I didn’t feel comfortable collecting at this location.”

How come?

Photo 55982
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-09 15:34:58 CDT (-0500)

shows tiny scales on lower half of stipe.

Obs. 55984
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-09 15:23:45 CDT (-0500)

shows just a tiny amount of veil still adherring to the cap, as well as a distinct enlargement on the stipe where the veil was attached.

Not Flammulaster
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-09-09 15:13:07 CDT (-0500)

which should have erect scales on both stipe and cap. These are more bumps/scales.

Too granular for some…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-09-09 10:13:59 CDT (-0500)

I think these are too granular for Leptonia or Calocybe, also not sure how common Calocybe would in the North West there, or Leptonia on wood…

Actually this is the northwest, there is also Pheolepiota to consider…

just throwing some options out there
By: Sam Linse (BearwoodSam)
2009-09-09 09:51:30 CDT (-0500)

How about Callistosporium luteo-olivaceum, Leptonia formosa, or Calocybe fallax? I punched in some general characteristics like the cap color and granularity, fiberous stipe and distant semi attached gills into Matchmaker and these popped out. Thanks for any help in identifying this little one. Sorry for the lack of spores and other indicators. I didn’t feel comfortable collecting at this location.

Cute little guys…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-09-09 02:24:15 CDT (-0500)

They are pretty cute, not sure. They could be a type of Gymnopilus, or maybe something like Flammulaster. Wish you had more detail on these…

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