When: 2008-03-29

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

Who: John Harlan (harlanx6)

No specimen available

Growing out of burnt douglas fir, cap 1/2" cream color, gills adnate, cream, stipe cream color.


Proposed Names

-9% (4)
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: Cap plane to depressed, gill decurrent, small, thin stipe.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Ha! Just to make this optimally complicated…

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Add Comment
voting confusion
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-04-11 14:40:59 CDT (-0400)

Excellent, so if this observation doesn’t expose all the weaknesses of our current voting scheme, I don’t know what will. It’s actually – believe it or not – working correctly at the moment: Omphalina ericetorum beats the deprecated Phytoconis e. even at the long odds of 17% to 50% since they are synonyms of one another. The one potential bug here that I see is that it unaccountably seems to think the “observer” (John Harlan) prefers all the names but one! (John, if you wouldn’t mind telling me how you’ve voted (in private if you like), I’d like to see if this really is a bug.)

presence of lichen/alga
By: Luke Bayler (Matango)
2008-04-11 03:55:35 CDT (-0400)

I’ve collected this one a few times and I’ve been ass-u-me-ing that the lichen is the part that is on the substrate, which is typically well rotted wood, that appears as a contiguous mass of what looks like tiny green dot-like protrusions with a greenish sheen connecting them. I’ve noticed this lichen on every collection’s substrate.

Phytoconis synonymized away
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-04-04 18:14:30 CDT (-0400)

According to Esslinger’s checklist of the North American lichens.

it’s a win win!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-04-04 10:18:58 CDT (-0400)

Looks like a regular ole mushroom, omphaloid fer sure, but apparently associated with an alga, which I guess does make it lichenoid, even if the “lichen” part is not apparent. Here’s a link to the Humboldt SU description:

Very cool.

Could be Lichenomphalina
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-04-03 18:21:56 CDT (-0400)

But I will let Omphalina experts vote on this one…