When: 2006-10-17

Collection location: Menlo Park, San Mateo Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Didn’t know what these were at first. I found a large fruiting of them in a grassy area near my work. There were easily a few thousand within a few hundred square foot area. But they were all very small, less than quarter or dime size in the cap. The caps were smooth moist light brown, and very striate. At first thought it might be a large Mycena or Maramius fruiting, or even some weird thing like Tubaria. Got them home, and got a spore print. The print came out white, but once the caps dried out I knew what they were. The caps are hygrophanous, and lightened in color, and the slight purple of the gills was coming through. But I have never seen a fruiting of these like this, usually a see large grouping of larger sized mushrooms.


Lots of small caps found here.

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Fixed typo
By: Administrator (admin)
2007-01-13 07:26:14 CST (+0800)

amythysteo-occidentalis → amethysteo-occidentalis