When: 2009-12-19

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

Species Lists


pale yellow spore print
dried latex turns pale yellow.

Proposed Names

-7% (3)
Recognized by sight: or IS it??! slimy brownish cap and stipe, stipe pale at apex and base, pale yellow gills, white latex (that does NOT dry gray-green), acrid.
18% (3)
Recognized by sight: Very slimy cap and stipe, mostly grey, somewhat grey-brown.

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gray enough???
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-22 10:51:01 CST (-0500)

not gray at all.
Pseudomucidus was actually my first guess in the field, due to the dripping mucous everwhere (I SO did NOT want to bite this mushroom! ;) but the description isn’t really matching up.

Viscid stipe more important
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-12-22 10:37:11 CST (-0500)

The over all viscidity is a more important feature, esp. the very viscid stipe. I don’t think L. kauffmanii has a viscid stipe? If so, not that viscid, the times I remember seeing it. Also the gills of L. pseudomucidus aren’t really grey, hardly grey at all really, just off white. True, these are rather brown, but they are grey enough… Plus they are smallish and thin fleshed. So, anyway, that would be my guess from 7000 miles away…

kauffmanii is not a great fit…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-22 10:03:31 CST (-0500)

but pseudomucidus really isn’t either, if a gray cap and gray gills are an important feature! The cap is brown with darker brown in the center; gills never gray, even in younger material collected at second location.