Observation 7011: Nolanea (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2008-03-11

Collection location: Oak Bottom Campground, Siskiyou Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Harlan (harlanx6)

No specimen available

Small fairly tough coral type under Black Oak, Madrone, Douglas fir.



Proposed Names

71% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: If the spores aren’t pink, then it’s probably an Inocybe. Based only on the cap shot, I’d lean towards Inocybe (“Fiber Heads”) over Nolanea, but I have to agree with Luke that the gill shot suggests a pink spore sprint. Odor would also be a great clue to have. Inocybes usually have fairly distinctive odors.

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By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-03-13 12:23:32 EDT (-0400)

I wouldn’t lean towards Inocybe, but toward Nolanea. The shot of the cap shows it is hygrophanous, Nolanea mostly are hygrophanous, and Inocybe aren’t.

Entoloma or Nolanea
By: Luke Bayler (Matango)
2008-03-13 04:02:00 EDT (-0400)

Looks like it might be in the Nolanea subgenus of Entoloma. Did it have an odor?

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