When: 2010-11-24

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

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

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21% (3)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
62% (2)
Recognized by sight: for a more positive id we need data on the structure of the pileus covering: are the cells round or long and inflated? and are the spores rough? – C. petasiformis has elongate cells and slightly rough spores

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By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-03-11 22:58:43 CST (-0500)

This one was very, very small.

C. seminuda
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-11-25 08:59:37 CST (-0500)

In the field, because of the size and pink staining, the species that came to mind was C. seminuda, but I thought it only might be that. Noah thought it was too umbonate for that species, and furthermore it is more fluffy, especially on the cap. With C. seminuda the pileus is usually flatter and smoother, some times with a darker spot in the center, and it is fluffiest near the margin. The fluff is also often more neat, with radial tufts instead of just being covered in powdery fluff like this one.
I guess it still miiight be that, but it is not like the ones I usually find.