When: 2009-11-19

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

Who: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)

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I do not know what these little mushrooms might be.

Growing around and on a very well decayed piece of wood.

1-2 cm tall.


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An online-readable one would be preferable.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-24 19:07:01 CST (-0600)
Paul – this is the handbook I was thinking of:
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-11-24 14:06:09 CST (-0600)


I mistakenly thought this was the same one as the book by Stearns.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-24 03:59:00 CST (-0600)

That is the book, it is called “Botanical Latin”, author is William Thomas Stearn.

Here is a link to the book on google.


By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-24 01:11:52 CST (-0600)

My previous comment is meant for Christian. He mentioned a handbook but didn’t post a link.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-24 00:19:42 CST (-0600)

I don’t understand your request or question.

Are you asking for a link to the book we are referring to? If you type “Botanical Latin” into google, the page for it on amazon is the first result..

Re: handbook
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-23 23:22:49 CST (-0600)


By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-23 18:44:24 CST (-0600)

Paul, it is called Botanical Latin. You can get books on it, and I think there are sometimes classes, but I haven’t looked into it.

I found this page though it is hardly exhaustive.

There are probably some good sites out there, I just haven’t really looked.

EDIT: Oops, Christian beat me to it.
I heard, I think it was Debbie or maybe Dimitar, mention the book titled “Botanical Latin” at the meeting, though I was not aware that there was actually a book with that exact title.

simocybe has a distinctively green cast to the gills…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-11-23 15:43:19 CST (-0600)

it also seems to be more common than usual this year. or maybe there are just more and better IDers collecting!

Is there anywhere where everything like this would be documented?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-23 15:26:34 CST (-0600)
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-23 04:36:39 CST (-0600)

“Cybe” technically translates to “head”, but “head” is usually used to refer to the mushroom cap.

I’ve noticed patterns in genus names.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-23 04:04:01 CST (-0600)

Is there a particular meaning to e.g. “ocybe”?

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-22 23:02:40 CST (-0600)

I looked up a bunch of other “-ocybe” genera, having a vague recollection of seeing some genus that looked like these LBM’s here on MO… Simocybe is the one I forgot!

Good call, Shane.