Species List: Mushrooms of Madison Heights (36)
When: 2007-09-29
Observations: 34

Notes: This covers an area of Pasadena roughly coinciding with the neighborhood known as Madison Heights. (Sorry, I don’t actually know what the “official” limits of Madison Heights is!) I’ve defined it as the area south of California, east of Arroyo, north of Glenarm, and west of Lake.

It is mostly well-watered lawns, with many camphor trees, magnolias, and oaks, as well as scattered other trees such as sweetgum, tulip poplar, cedar, cherry, redwood, walnut, etc. Best mushroom hunting, as elsewhere, is in the week following significant rain. However, a handful of species can be found throughout the year, especially: Conocybe albipes, Panaeolus foenisecii, Agaricus californicus, and Chlorophyllum molybdites.

I have put together a tentative key with many brief species descriptions on my website at bornnaturalist.org.


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Created: 2007-09-30 00:39:29 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2007-10-14 16:40:13 CDT (-0500)