When: 2007-11-10

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

There was a group of about 6 of these fruiting along a well-used trail. The pileus on the larger one is 3.7cm wide and only slightly viscid. Some weren’t at all. The stipe is 4mm wide and the total height is 9cm. The taller specimen obligingly released it’s lovely salmon pink spores onto the shorter one. The gills were a light greyish white and free. My attempt to key it using Arora’s key led me to Pluteacea and Entolomataceae but neither seemed to fit.
Nolanea seems to be a good fit! Thanks, Darvin.
11/12/07: Went back today for a sniff and found they smelled of cucumber.


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By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-11-12 04:35:15 UTC (+0000)

The stature looks like Nolanea.
Pink spore print fits well.