Hebeloma DB0135 (~birrus)                                                             *Collections: California

This species is locally abundant in a couple of spots near Mendocino, California. My original id was of something close to Hebeloma birrus. Material was sent to the Hebeloma expert Jan Vesterholt and the molecular and morphological results did confirm affinity to Hebeloma birrus, but not sameness.

Spores: 9-11.2x4.5-5.5
somewhat dextrinoid

Cheilocystidia: 28-60x6-10
μ Clamped, occasionally septate

Large patches