When: 2010-11-22

Collection location: San Mateo, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tom (LanLord)

No specimen available

Not associated with any trees or woods, but the partial veil seems very cottony.

There was some yellowing on the cap margin, little or none on the base of the stipe. The odour wasn’t particularly inky, but not pleasant either.


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By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-11-22 19:56:26 PST (-0800)

my final comment was cut off.

Now I forgot what it was. Old age is a bummer :(

I can’t be certain, but…
By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-11-22 19:55:01 PST (-0800)

the thing that steered me away from xanthodermus is the appearance of the cottony patches on the veil, lack of bright yellowing in the base of the stipe and the smell wasn’t as chemical as that species.

It could be that “xantho” growing in different areas appear differently.

I’m not opposed to calling them xanthoderma, I just thought the

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-22 19:20:14 PST (-0800)

too pale for A. hondensis, which should have stronger tawny scales. My guess is closer to A. xanthodermus