Herbarium_Specimen(s): UBC F29643 [as Rhodocybe hirneola]
UBC F29644 [as Rhodocybe hirneola]
Original_Herbarium_Label: Rhodocybe hirneola (Fr.) P.D. Orton
Syn.: Clitopilopsis hirneola (Fr.) Kühner
Location: Canada, British Columbia, Victoria, Observatory Hill
location_detail: along the West Saanich Rd. at the W base of Observatory Hill
Habitat: mixed forest with Pseudotsuga menziesii, Arbutus menziesii, Acer macrophyllum, Quercus garryana, Thuja plicata
Host/Substrate: in needle duff
Collector(s): Oluna Ceska

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By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2015-10-14 18:24:11 PDT (-0700)

I would write Rhodocybe without “sp.” if I am sorting the specimens by genus. If I have worked on the specimen and did not get any trustworthy result, I would add “sp.” That would indicate that I tried and I gave up! The genus name alone tells you that I have not tried to identify it. Can you see the difference?

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-10-14 17:57:39 PDT (-0700)

because adding “sp.” adds no new information.

Irene is right
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2015-10-14 17:22:11 PDT (-0700)

We would like to change the name to “Rhodocybe sp.”, but Mushroom Observer Rules Of Naming do not allow “sp.”in the MO Observation names. Why not? Adolf

Could be Rhodocybe
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-12-31 03:55:28 PST (-0800)

but hardly hirneola. It’s pale greyish all over, cap non-striate and almost white with a metallic sheen.

By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2011-12-30 22:05:46 PST (-0800)

Arrhenia obscurata does not have cheilocystidia. Cf. MO # 65167

The mushroom pictured here
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-12-30 13:24:12 PST (-0800)

looks more like an Arrhenia. Maybe A. obscurata?

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