Observation 84956: Dendrocollybia racemosa (Pers.) R.H. Petersen & Redhead

When: 2011-12-19

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

Who: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)

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Tributary in Basin Creek drainage in pine needle duff.
Tributary in Basin Creek drainage in pine needle duff.
Tributary in Basin Creek drainage in pine needle duff.

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I still contend that this species is probably more common than we think…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-22 11:48:59 CST (-0500)

just not easily spotted.

sierra Dendrocollybia distribution
By: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)
2011-12-21 22:18:12 CST (-0500)

Apparently Thiers spotted Dendrocollybia in Skillman flat,nevada county (got to be twenty years ago). and the Tahoe siting is slightly suspect apparently. This might be the first collection in twenty years on the range. It does occur in the cascades a bit more frequently.

hiding in the pine needles, always something good
By: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)
2011-12-20 11:50:12 CST (-0500)

I wont call it common until we see more than one a decade in the sierra, there is one report in the sierra to date (Tahoe). We had a small class in Sonora where a friend asked if we “had seen this one” and yes I almost didnt bend over to check it.

hot find for a cold mountain!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-20 11:36:57 CST (-0500)

they may well be more common than we think…their caps vaguely resemble just another boring old mycena from the top, other than that slightly different gray color. you almost have to be on the ground already, looking at something else, to see them pop out of the background.

I have found them twice at JSF, and their sclerotia (but never the fruit bodies) at Huckleberry Preserve in the East Bay.

there was actually a census in the Sierra for these things several years ago…but quickly running through a large plot of land is not gonna turn these little guys up.

nice job.

who found them?

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