When: 2009-12-17

Collection location: Bolinas Ridge, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

These look somewhat similar to my last Observation but the spores were larger and more ellipsoid and the cap was pretty viscid/slimy.
It was growing in mixed woods near tanoak, huckleberry, and maybe fir.
Spores were approx. 7.9-9.9 X 5.0-6.1 microns (some large ones in the mix).
I wanted to call them C. griseoviolaceus but it seemed to lack blue colorations.
The slimy cap seems to throw the selection of subgenus into some confusion.


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Good call.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-12-19 15:36:33 CST (-0500)

Ron, good call (again) on the Section id. We have several species in Section Sericeocybe. Here are some photos in that group.


We need to continue to collect carefully…