When: 2008-02-07

Collection location: Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These were collected for the Marin Mushroom Mania event. Habitat mostly redwood.
The caps were about 13 to 17cm across and stems about 7cm long and above. The stems were stuffed and fairly fragile. The spores were white, medium sized, smooth, and broadly elliptical. They were not amyloid in Iodine sol. The odor was somewhat unpleasant but I can’t put a name on it.
They appear to be similar to over-sized Clitocybe clavipes but the habitat also seems wrong. They only got to a genus ID at the display table.


Proposed Names

40% (6)
Recognized by sight
-63% (5)
Recognized by sight: Given by size and odor, might be this one.
56% (4)
Recognized by sight: Not particular about habitat

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-02-15 02:08:37 PST (-0800)

Yes, i remember them too. The flesh seemed pretty dense for Clitocybe, so I smelled them, and they did not smell like any Clitocybe I am familiar with. The smell was reminiscent of Leucopaxillus as I vaguely recall. I’m not saying that they were, but I thought they might be some uncommon species of Leucopaxillus that I am not familiar with.
Though, the gill attachment and colour difference between the stipe seems more consistent with Clitocybe.

It was a puzzle
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2008-02-14 14:31:21 PST (-0800)

I saw the mushrooms. It was not C. nebularis. they puzzled me, they puzzled Fred Stevens, they puzzled Brian Perry, and Peter Werner and everyone that looked it. I should have photographed them, but I was too busy putting names on the ones I did know.

Clitocybe nebularis?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-02-14 12:04:09 PST (-0800)

I thought once you found a Clitocybe of this size and greyish it was C. nebularis, and the unplesant odor would add to that id. But I don’t know it that well, I’ve created a name for this observation, and others can vote on it.