Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, California, USA [Click for map]
I was thinking this was A. novinupta. There was no sign of red staining and I couldn’t pull it up to really check that out. I guess it could also be the same one that Ron found in nearby Annadel (Observation 5264).
If the thing that is peeling off is a universal veil, it is coming away from what appears to be a smooth, pure white surface. So, despite the ochraceous coloring on the separated layer of the apparent volva (riding on what looks like an unpeeling coating of paint!), this can be A. protecta. I have no idea what I’m looking at in these interesting pictures.
…well, I remember exactly where it was so I’ll keep an eye out for another.
…too bad you didn’t dig it up; would’ve been great to see the entire mushroom. The gray veil material and staining reminds me of protecta, but otherwise this looks like something out of the ordinary.
Created: 2007-12-03 19:16:00 PST (-0800)
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