When: 2009-12-05

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

Solitary in mixed forest with Live Oak, Douglas Fir, Bay. Cap very viscid, stipe sticky, slightly viscid, although quite slimy when cut open. Pileus is umbolate, gills are pale yellow, waxy, thick, widely spaced and free. After a night in the refrigerator a small patch of black appeared on the cap, but handling the mushroom didn’t produce any more. I’m keeping it around and abusing it every now and then to see if it will blacken more. Just checked and the bottom of the stipe is now gray. Well, if it weren’t for the gray/black patch on the edge of the cap I’d call it H. persistens. But I can’t. Darn. Hmm, does that make it H. conica?


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