When: 2016-12-20

Collection location: Strawberry Canyon, Berkeley, Alameda Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nicolle Omiotek (Lilmyco)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

-42% (3)
Recognized by sight
20% (5)
Recognized by sight
74% (3)
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Hi, Randy,
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2016-12-25 09:50:24 JST (+0900)

I don’t see any logic in your statement.

I am not a mycologist,
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2016-12-25 04:53:22 JST (+0900)

but in my original discipline, vascular plants, phytogeography, etc., any record “without a specimen, it’s a rumor” [Barbara Ertter Dictum]. In databases similar to MO, such as Bug Guide (is it its correct name?), the photos sent for identification do not stay on the site permanently, but they are removed short time after the ID requests are being dealt with. Now, when the Mushroom Observer became incorporated, it is time to run it more professionally.

ah, the great chameleon!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-12-25 03:23:40 JST (+0900)

altho these fruit bodies don’t have the typical bulbous base of sinapina, and the colors looked SO dramatic in the photo and those gills sure looked like a dark spored creature … I can see where it could be one of those semi-solitary, oh so morphologically confusing honeys.

Perhaps it was more obvious in hand?

A white spore print would have been the clincher.

We can’t save everything, Adolf, and the actual observer and photographer, which was NOT Alan, perhaps isn’t quite as obsessed as you or I. I can see honey features here, and I have seen lots of sinapina in the field this year.

When you see something worth doing,
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2016-12-25 01:34:57 JST (+0900)

do it right ! This MO observation is extremely interesting, but totally useless when you don’t have a supporting specimen. You can give your observation whatever name you guess and nobody can prove you wrong! Adolf

VERY interesting mushroom!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-12-24 08:51:38 JST (+0900)

not a Chroogomphus, but maybe not a cort, either. i can’t see cortina evidence.
too bad you didn’t save this.

Not 100% sure this isn’t Chroogomphus…
By: Django Grootmyers (Heelsplitter)
2016-12-24 05:51:17 JST (+0900)

but Michael Kuo has some pretty good keys to both of those on Mushroomexpert.