Observation 68499: Cleistocybe Ammirati, A.D. Parker & Matheny

When: 2011-05-27

Collection location: Ten Mile Campground, Sequoia National Forest, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

Specimen available

Not sure what to make with this one… The larger cap was 5 cm across and had decurrent gills (which you can sorta see in the back mushroom in the first pic) but the smaller one had notched gills. It had faint partial veil remnants, more visible on the younger one. Slight farinaceous odor, did not taste it.

I thought maybe Hygrophorus in the field but it sorta looks like the Cleistocybe that Drew just posted

Proposed Names

4% (2)
Recognized by sight
-6% (3)
Recognized by sight: Looks like an elderly washed out version of this sp. The vinaceous tints and interveined lamellae are a fit. Doesn’t have the gestalt of Cleistocybe. If you had the fresh collection, a good test for Cleistocybe is a greenish reaction on the cap surface with KOH. It would be exciting to find Cleistocybe in CA.
15% (2)
Recognized by sight: More likely then H. capreolarius which I see on the coast often. This did have a veil… KOH on the surface of a dried cap was yellowish.

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-03-29 13:16:08 -03 (-0300)

not sure about KOH color changes on a dried cap. mine at home produced an indistinct greenish yellow.

micro on this would tell us more.

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