When: 2008-01-09

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

A few scattered about a grassy area under valley oak. When conditions are good, they seem to appear every season around this time. Pileus 2.7cm, stipe .5cm across. Gills thick, yellow.
I’ve added a photo of a specimen that was fruiting with the one originally photographed. There is no sign of blackening. The gills were yellow , at first, with yellow orange edges as it aged. It looks like they were probably adnexed. There was no viscidity or stickiness. The umbolate pileus seems not to fit the descriptions of H. miniata. I can’t find anything else that fits the habitat, either.


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Looks bit large…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-01-10 22:19:52 MST (-0700)

Given the oak leaf in the background and your measurement it seems a bit large for H. miniata and the habitat is unusual. I’d be interested to see the underside if possible and I look carefully for any staining reaction.