When: 2017-06-22

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Pgrunow

No specimen available

Phenol odor
Some older specimens very large
Under pines/ Douglas-fir, shady slope with large ferns
Location: stump beach trail inland from highway 1


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Sorry to get back on this so late
By: Pgrunow
2017-08-10 20:07:45 PDT (-0700)

But if it doesn’t look like a phenolic one, I won’t say that it was. It had a definite odor, and was somewhat sweet. Sometimes different people will characterize the same scent in different ways. I don’t have it unfortunately, but feel free to share the images with anyone that wants to see them. I would think the mixed conifer habitat and time of year can help slightly.

I’m skeptical it smelled phenolic.
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-07-09 14:49:34 PDT (-0700)

There are too many Arvenses-not-Xanthodermatei features.

Grey-brown, not dark brown, gills
VERY free gills
Tapering stipe apex
Textured (scaly) cap
VERY textured stem base (ringed/shaggy)
VERY persistent yellow staining

Wait till Kerrigan see this shit

Bruises yellow
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2017-07-09 13:49:37 PDT (-0700)

The cap was damaged in between the time pics 11 and 12 were taken, and the cap shows strong yellowing. Given the odor, A. xanthodermus is the only thing it can be.

Hi Pulk and Alan,
By: Pgrunow
2017-07-09 13:26:36 PDT (-0700)

The mushroom did not appear to stain including when cut. If it did anything it would have been that it may have made the dark spots a bit more larger, but I don’t think it did. Maybe too old to mark up?
I don’t have it with me, but to me it doesn’t appear to have the blunt double edged annulus margin of xanthodermus. Maybe that has eroded off over time?
I am used to seeing xanthodermus in grassy or urban areas, but maybe a coastal pine forest is fine for it. You would know better than I do. I was happily surprised to see this in summer.
According to the Stevens key, xanthodermus may become slightly scaly in dry weather, so that would fit.
There, californicus is listed at 5-9 cm wide, way too small, and xanthodermus is listed as 7-12 cm, which would be fine for the main specimen pictured, but too small for the larger ones down the hill that were too old and not intact ( sixth picture). I do not know how strictly to take these measurements. Hondensis fits the measurements and habitat, but not the season, and I don’t mean to suggest that is what it is. I can add more info later.

A. xanthodermus with shaggy/ringed lower stipe?
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-07-09 12:37:39 PDT (-0700)
Which ones in that section have a phenolic smell?
By: Pgrunow
2017-07-08 21:45:30 PDT (-0700)

Thank you

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