Observation 82831: Hebeloma crustuliniforme (Bull.) Quél.

When: 2011-11-19

Collection location: Culver City, California, USA [Click for map]

34.0° 118.24°

Who: Sheryl Silverman (Sheryl Silverman)

No specimen available

Several in lawn near pine tree. White color flesh turning tan with age. Pale grey/tan gills, weakly scented. Spore print salmon pink turning light brown. Tastes like radishes (not edible).


Hebeloma crustuliniforme
Hebeloma crustuliniforme spores. Celestron #44340 digital microscope, 400x magnification.

Proposed Names

-48% (4)
Recognized by sight: collected
Used references: Wikipedia, Mykoweb, Mushroom Observer, Arora (1991, p.74)
Based on microscopic features: spore print
62% (3)
Recognized by sight: scaly upper stipe, brown gills with brown spots, no volva, brown spores roughened and almond-shaped (not rounded and hyaline)

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Thanks for the input, I’ll stick to the grocery store.
By: Sheryl Silverman (Sheryl Silverman)
2011-11-21 18:46:55 GMT (+0000)

Thanks everyone for the input — this specimen is officially OFF my dinner list!
From California Fungi >>
Hebeloma crustuliniforme
Spores 9-12 × 6-7 µm, elliptical, slightly roughened. Spore print dull brown. Very common under conifers fruiting from after the fall rains to late winter.
Volvariella gloiocephala (speciosa)
Spores 12-20 × 8-12 µm, smooth, elliptical. Spore print salmon-pink. Fruiting from late winter to spring.

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