Observation 50508: Clitopilus prunulus (Scop.) P. Kumm.

When: 2010-08-12

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Adam Singer (adam)

No specimen available

Found these lovely white looking mushrooms (but grayer up close) at the top of Mt. Wittenberg trail, in the dirt in a permanently dark shady dense grove of pine trees, maybe some Douglas Fir near by as well. The cap was very slimy/viscous, gills adnate to decurrent, stalk fibrous, doesn’t break cleanly, cap gray. Gills white to light lilac, close/thin. Cap convex, round, margins inturned, surface of cap smooth. Spore print is what I would call pink/salmon from afar but a light brown under a magnifying triplet.

I had problems keying this out. I got to Entolomatacea and from there to Clitopilus & Rhodocybe to rhodocybe caelata which I found very little of and the photos certainly don’t match mine. Next pass I got to clitopilus prunulus but rejected it because the cap size for prunulus was much larger and the stems in the photos I found were smaller/thinner, but could be… Also keyed out to Eccilia and leptonia fuligineo-marginata – neither of those. Keying out in the tricholomatacea to clitocybe reading c. subconnexa looks a close match but they seem to be found in clusters and these were 2 together here, one over there – nearby but not clustered. No match on c. brunneocephala, dilataa, fasciculata has no photo. Tricholoma panaelum isn’t in the list so perhaps it’s name has changed. Anyhow any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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