When: 2008-03-08

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

Tiny moss dweller, widely spaced, decurrent gills, spore print unknown. Any eyeball IDs?

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63% (3)
Recognized by sight: Maybe/probably Camarophyllopsis foetens
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It’s just a
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-10-18 20:00:46 CDT (-0400)

memory test Deb, digging up these old observations…

I just happened to notice the picture when I was looking at Fungi sp. and to me it looked like a Camarophyllopsis.

Now if I can find something to update on it’s anniversary like last night…

True color?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-18 19:42:17 CDT (-0400)

A twig in the background appears purple, which is probably really brown, calling into question whether the mushroom caps are purplish as they appear, or closer to brownish in actuality.

I see this is an old observation, so Debbie might not be able to remember how the caps appeared to the eye. Oh, well.

it’s been a while on these little fellas, guys…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-18 19:42:14 CDT (-0400)

I believe that the cap was dry, but I don’t remember a strong fragrance, which i would’ve noted. camarophyllopsis foetens is VERY pungent, in a bad way, and my face was right up there for the shot.

if there is a non-fragrant variety, then maybe…the general gestalt looks about right for camarophyllopsis….small, dry cap, widely spaced decurrent gills.

Was the cap viscid?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-10-18 19:27:47 CDT (-0400)

Otherwise, I say that Noah’s suggestion of Camarophyllopsis is good.

Prob. Hygrophorus
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-03-10 11:21:00 CST (-0500)

Prob. some small Hygrophorus it looks like. But it could be others. What was under the moss? Was it decayed wood, woody debris, or bare ground?

They might be interesting, did you save them?