When: 2006-09-30

Collection location: South Lake Tahoe, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Here is the species list from the Echo Summit foray in South Lake Tahoe, CA. This is a yearly event put on by the Fungus Fed. of Santa Cruz, and many thanks to the organizers, which put on a great weekend for all invovled. But the weekend was a bad one for mushroom hunting, it was very dry, and there were more dried out species found than fresh ones. But still almost 40 species were found fresh enough to id., although I was told on a normal year it would be over 60, and 100 on a good year.

Species Lists


These had such big fat stipes and big domes caps with smooth brown skin, at first I thought these were nice Bolete buttons. But no, with the white gills, and white spores seen on neighboring caps, a Tricholoma.
Another large group of these found in another area. This case was in a couple cespitose clusters just pushing out of the pine needle duff. These caps are more open, and show more the Tricholoma shape.

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