When: 2017-10-24

Collection location: Franklin Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Cody Morgan (Cody)

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Growing from rich soil with sparse grass.

Looks like a small C. apala (group) but its alittle more tan and the stem seems sturdier. Also seemed alittle greyish blue at the base, ive seen funky colors on C tenera (group) type conocybe’s but never a white one like this? Maybe it has something to do with the soil, not sure.

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Looking at other photos I can see where the caps faded brown a darker brown and appear faintly striate.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: P. cyanopus occurs a bit further south than P. smithii. Whitish stem for a Pholiotina, bluish at stem base. Could also be P. smithii.

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Cap coloration
By: Cody Morgan (Cody)
2018-01-09 00:50:45 CST (-0500)

The cap colors seem off for a Pholiotina, although this small grouping was very exposed to sun and wind so perhaps that made them this pale? Another thing I should mention is that none of the FB’s looked to have striate caps even when fairly young.

Just judging from the looks of this collection compared to other cyanopus/smithii pictures ive seen online they dont look that similar to my inexperienced eyes.

However I have found other groupings (one not far from this spot) that look extremely similar to cyanopus/smithii