When: 2007-12-19

Collection location: Bolinas Ridge, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

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Thanks Christian.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-01-13 05:43:25 CET (+0100)

I didn’t know about the cedar-odored white(ish) Cuphophyllus.

I used to call the slender ones “boralis” and the more sustantial ones “virgineus.” Never noticed a strong odor in any of these. Hygrophorus pudorinus is whitish with a strong odor, but it’s much more robust than these white Cuphophyllus.

“Waxcap Mushrooms of ENA” lists spore size for C. virgineus as 6-9×4-6 and C. russocoriaceus as 6-9×4.5-6. (Just now noticed russocoriaceus in the waxcap book.)

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-12 22:58:57 CET (+0100)

among other differences, C. russocoriaceus smells strongly of cedar.
There is a spore size difference (variable), and a fruitbody size difference.
The cedar waxy cap tends to be smaller.

What are the differences…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-01-12 22:39:38 CET (+0100)

between C. russocoriaceus and C. virgineus? Looking at C. russocoriaceus observations, some remind me of what I had once called C. borealis. I thought that borealis had been lumped in with virgineus.