When: 2008-06-02

Collection location: Bassetts, Sierra Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

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The decurrent gills are it’s critical feature
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-06-16 15:34:17 PDT (-0700)

The decurrent gills are it’s critical feature. The other snowbank guys that show up at that same time have markedly different gill attachment. This one acts like a Hygrophorus from a distance.

As far as I can tell, nothing distinguishes it…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-06-16 08:56:56 PDT (-0700)

This little guy actually isn’t that rare for the Spring Fungi course, it is on the list of 50 ‘shrooms seen almost every year. Not many are found, but some at least. As far as I can tell, there is nothing to make this stand out, so, after going up there three times now, I’ve decided that if there is a little brown guy, with no features, it might be this one. I guess one thing is that when it is young the gills have a purplish tone to the brown.

This one does look like it.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-06-15 23:58:42 PDT (-0700)

This one does look like it. Congratulations! I’ve seen it only once – it is not that common.

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Mitrula marsh again?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-14 09:18:23 PDT (-0700)

New name for an old mushroom, or a new mushroom for the list? Curious critter…
what distinguishes it?