When: 2009-12-16

Collection location: New Brighton State Beach, Capitola, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Christian (Christian Schwarz)

No specimen available

Is this what some people have been calling C. glaucocana?
This was growing right next to C. nuda, and there appeared to be intermediate forms.


Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Cap color and gill color compared to C. nuda (the two specimens at right).

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Looks very similar to C. nuda and may, in fact, be that species, but the cap and especially the gills are much paler – almost no purple in the whitish-gray gills, hardly any purple at all.

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By: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)
2011-12-14 05:22:37 CST (-0500)

In frequenting New Brighton often (literatly my backyard). I have seen various size, shapes and colorations, in different habitats, ect.. of what I would call bluewits. If it’s just a matter of coloration between the two species, well ok, or is there actually a difference in DNA? Or any other point to differ the two?

P.S. The commercially raised “bluewits/bluefoots” of Europe that I have seen are almost all white/tan even when young except at the base of the stipe? Can’t find any info on there exact taxa.