When: 2008-01-09

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

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

I’m not sure of this id. I got so excited about drawing and photographing that I forgot to get a spore print. Oops. These were fruiting in a small troop in mulch in a garden. I couldn’t raise much of a blue stain, though, the stipes appear to be slightly blue near the bases.
Okay, no blue. I found that I did save these. Spores are scanty but dark cool brown. It seems it could be Pholiota. Kuehneromyces seems to have a more distinct veil and annulus than these do. I’m going generic on this one.


Proposed Names

-16% (2)
Recognized by sight
70% (4)
Recognized by sight: Viscid cap, lignicolous, evidence of a veil and brown spores.

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

= Observer’s choice
= Current consensus


Add Comment
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-01-11 19:37:21 WIB (+0700)

I agree, not Psilocybe

What about Kuehneromyces?

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-01-11 11:02:32 WIB (+0700)

Looks a lot like a Pholiota. You will need a spore print or microcharacters to separate the two genera. I could not see any blue tones at the base of the stipes.