Collection location: Albany, Alameda Co., California, USA [Click for map]
Who: Tom Bruns (pogon)
White tricholomatoid mushroom with a stipe, sinuate gill attachment, umbonate pileus, and roughened, amyoid spores (7.8-8.0 X 4.7-5.4), and dextrinoid hymenium. It’s about 10 cm tall. The stipe swells a little at the base but is pretty even. The pileus is about 5 cm across with an inrolled margin. It has no obvious cheilocystida, which seems odd for the genus. It does have a few pleurocystidia (see photo), but they are not very numerous. The gill trama is regular. Hyphae lack clamps. It has a slightly musty smell, and a moderately bad taste. The habitat was a site next to a ball field (watered),and there are some older Monterey pines, grass, and some Australian tree that I can’t remember. I wanted to call it a Leucopaxillus, but it should have had clamps and mycelium at the base. As I mentioned above Dennis Desjardin suggested the species name, and after looking up images and descriptions of it I think it fits pretty well.
|I’d Call It That||3.0||9.78||2||(pogon,Christian Schwarz)|
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