Observation 33210: Melanoleuca Pat.

When: 2007-08-18

Collection location: Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia [Click for map]

Who: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)

No specimen available

These medium-sized fungi grew in a small group on needle-covered soil under planted Siberian pines, Pinus sibirica. These pines are an introduced species in our area (they occur naturally in neighboring regions) and probably so is the mushroom – I’ve only seen it once, and it’s very eyecatching. It has a strong mealy smell, like Calocybe gambosa, which, together with the mushroom’s visible macroscopic features, led the community of mycoweb.borda.ru to a version that this is a species of Calocybe, possibly related to Calocybe ionides.



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no specimen, but Melanoleuca fits
By: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
2010-02-07 08:50:09 PST (-0800)

Thank you, Alan!
Unfortunately I don’t have a dried specimen, but now that you’ve proposed Melanoleuca, the stem texture, cap color + white gills, gill attachment, proportions – everything seems to fit nicely. No definitive ideas about the exact species, though.

smooth spores?
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-02-06 23:44:57 PST (-0800)

Do these have smooth spores?

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