Collection location: Los Trancos Preserve, Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., California, USA [Click for map]
These look like L. cristata, or what is called that. But they are not umbonate, and the surface color is a pale red-brown. And they had no decernable odor. So, I’m not really sure what they are, you can call them L. cristata if you want. I’ve been told by Dr. Vellinga that L. cristata is group of different species, some closer related than others. So, maybe another one for you here.
Well keep me posted if you come up with anything!
I will see Else tomorrow actually, and I was going to print out this photo, and take the dried samples with me. So, we’ll see what she thinks.
Well I can ell what Lepiota it is but it does look interesting! I have been collaborating with Dr. Vellinga on Western Lepiotas and related genera (especially Leucoagaricus in teh rubrotincta grp.). I Would love to recieve and examine some specimens from your area if you wouldn’t mind drying some and sending them up to me… Bt the way I am a mycology student up at the University of Washington.