When: 2007-11-22

Collection location: Los Altos, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Charley Pow (charley280)

No specimen available

Found in deep shade under a coast live oak tree. The second photo shows slashes in the gills, which did not produce any latex.


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Looks like T. dryophilum
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-11-22 22:32:34 PST (-0800)

T. dryophilum is common with Live Oak in California and starts out with a pale creamy colored cap that darkens in an irregular blotchy manner whereas T. ustale is uncommon (at least to me) and the cap starts out with a dark brown disc and brownish margin.
Also T. ustale is NOT farinaceous, but T. dryophilum does smell farinaceous.

Either Tricholoma ustale or T. dryophilum
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-11-22 21:30:04 PST (-0800)

The only reliable way to tell the difference is to put your tongue on the surface of the cap. If it’s bitter, then it’s T. ustale, otherwise it’s T. dryophilum.

A good place to start…
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2007-11-22 18:38:33 PST (-0800)

It looks like a tricholoma… I am not very good at these though! It looks kinda like a populina… that si something that can be common up here in Seattle but the habitat is obviously off.