Under Monterey Cypress near Agaricus californicus - landscaped area with thick cypress duff and supplemental watering
Gills very free, fused to form a sort of "collarium"
Partial veil sooty gray, forming bands on the stipe.
Cap with a "hammered"/rivulose appearance, thinly viscid
Reminiscent of Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus
My first encounter with this species. Almost certainly undescribed but may be a Tulloss nom. prov.
Growing in young (20yo) Douglas-fir forest.
Cap 48-70 mm across, stipe 55-90 mm long, 7-10 mm across at apex, 10-12 mm at base. Odor very strong, farinaceous. Taste farinaceous to slightly bitter. Flesh pinkish-beige, stipe solid with whitish pith. The whole mushroom was very fragile.
Specimen will be sent to RET.
growing with tanoak