When: 2005-01-07

Seen at: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

Seen at the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:56:48 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Santa Cruz Fungus Fair, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA’ to ‘Santa Cruz, California, USA’


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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-08-02 01:10:39 CDT (-0400)

L. percevalii can get an evenly distributed, tufted margin, which kind of looks like this “bloom”, but it is different. I haven’t seen any with a powdery looking, ephemeral “bloom” like this. Look through the photos of L. percevalii on here; you’ll see what I mean.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-08-01 23:12:29 CDT (-0400)

Okay, I missed the annulus. But as for the ¨bloom¨, I feel like I´ve seen L. percevalii with the same deal…
Is this a species you find frequently? I´d never heard this name used.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-08-01 19:03:23 CDT (-0400)

Not L. percevalii. The the colour of the cap is too tan/orange, not yellow enough, and the pale “bloom” around the margin is not seen in that species, you are more likely to see dark specks on the cap, and white fibrils or patches, often tooth-like near the margin. Also, I have never seen L. percevalii with a membranous annulus, and the gills are too brown (should be on the grey side), and the attachment to the stipe is also off (should be more decurrent).