Observation 32376: Mixed collection

When: 2010-01-22

Collection location: Mills College, Oakland, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: q-kumber (q-kumber)

No specimen available

Todays finds.e where
I went hunting with Alan Rockefeller (the dude is very smart), every mushroom I pointed at he knew the latin name for, & there where plenty (quite a few to memorize, any way I showed him a truffle patch I discovered, & the where abouts of
a lot of puff balls.
What I thought 2b Golden trumpets, were actually something quite awful, after tasting just a tiny piece (the name of this devil mushroom that Ill never eat again I cant remember O pronounce, but anyway Thanx, Alan).

Here are pics of todays haul I fried some up and ate them, but the armillia was most certainly run rancid w/ magots, and therefor had 2b passed on to the trash.

I did gets some little steaks out of the bulb that I jullianed ? and toped my fried ckicken with. Thanx again Alan, quite tasty.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:01 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘oakland ca. @ Mills college’ to ‘Mills College, Oakland, California, USA



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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-01-22 22:38:04 GMT (+0000)

Douglas is right, this is not a message board. If you have photos of a single species that you want to document and have identified, that is good. Please do not post mixed collections on this site, it is not a social forum.

And yes, those certainly appear to be Lyophyllum rather than Armillaria, in the second photo you can see two stipes fused together.

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-01-22 12:16:22 GMT (+0000)

Is there an observation of a species here? This seems to be more of a conversational posting. Perhaps this is better suited to a discussion group, or one of the e-mail groups on mushrooms. There are a number in even just the Bay Area, if you are in touch with Alan, he knows what these are and can point you in the right direction.

For photos of an observation it is best to get a single species clearly in one shot to post here. So, the details on what is seen where and when can get put together with other obs. here.

As a comment on one part of this obs. You mention “armillia”, which I think you mean some species of the genus Armillaria. The first photo you show here, is this what you mean as a photo of the Armillaria? In that photo I can’t see the veil on the upper stipes that should be there. And the cap surfaces are rather smooth and kinda grey. This might be one of what we are calling Lyophyllum decastes in the area. You should check the base of the stipes to see if they come from one connected mass, or a tight collection of separate stipes compressed together.

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