Observation 28564: Fungi Bartl.

When: 2009-11-19

Collection location: Mill Valley, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)

Specimen available

This one I am really unsure about. I only found one basidiome and it is less than 2cm tall.

It is hard to say what the spore colour might be; the gills look a little bit pink, but it is small that it is hard to tell. If not pink, then probably white spored.

It was growing terrestrially in a dominantly Coast Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, and Tanbark Oak, Lithocarpus densiflorus forest.



Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Thick gills, good color combo for that Genera.
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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-10-06 09:41:02 EDT (-0400)

It looks most like a Neohygrophorus, not sure I would call it N. angelesianus though. But part of this mushroom does have a pseudobaeo look to it, however I agree with Michael about the gills on Pseudobaeospora, they don’t match this mushroom.

I don’t think _Laccaria at all.

Here is a similar Pseudobaeospora

But as you can see, more crowded gills and they don’t get a depressed center to the cap.

i thought laccaria first too
By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2011-10-06 08:51:00 EDT (-0400)
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2011-10-06 01:06:00 EDT (-0400)

Species of Pseudobaeospora generally have lamellae that are close to crowded with an attachment that is either free or very nearly free, I doubt this fits into that genus, the rather thick and distant gills with the decurrent attachment looks good for Neohygrophorus, the lamellar trama will be interwoven and will look dark red in K0H.

By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2011-10-05 19:03:44 EDT (-0400)

this has some of that utterly indescribable yet somehow recognizable “Pseudobaeospora-ness” to it. But I am by no means sure.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-08-03 13:10:12 EDT (-0400)

I don’t think it is Arrhenia anymore, and I thought it was less likely than Neohygrophorus at the time I proposed it.

This doesn’t remind me of Entoloma either.

I will ’scope it and get back to this.

no translucent striate cap…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-08-03 11:25:46 EDT (-0400)

no moss-bed habitat, no Arrhenia.

what did your scope tell you?

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