[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:19 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Bear Creek Trail, Briones Reservoir, Contra Costa County, California, USA’ to ‘Bear Creek Trail, Briones Reservoir, Contra Costa Co., California, USA’


The viscid part of the stipe stops abruptly below the gills
Look at this thick layer of mucus on top of the cap!
Spores at 1000x 8-9µm x 5-5.5µm
The pileipellis at 100×. These are the fine hairs that are covered in mucus
This is the gill tissue, I don’t think it exactly shows the divergent nature of the gill trama
pileipellis at 400x

Proposed Names

73% (3)
Recognized by sight: Glutinous cap and stipe. Stipe 1-1.5cms thick, Cap has pale buff zone in center.
growing in ones or twos under pines, not in clusters like H. eburneus
Used references: Arora; Mushrooms demystified p.120.
Based on microscopic features: Spores are 8-9µm x 5-5.5µm (which is larger than the range for H. eburneus.)

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