Observation 105017: Hydnellum aurantiacum (Batsch) P. Karst.

Beautiful young fruiting of these Hydnellum-found beneath salal/oregon grape in 2nd growth Douglas fir canopy.

Note: the velvety peach colored stem and bright white(indented) cap.

3rd image shows juvenile fruit body in cylindrical un-toothed state.

Temp: 88 sunny, clear. Extremely humid for this time of year in Thurston County.

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Thanks guys!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2012-08-13 14:19:36 PDT (-0700)

I was so happy to finally come across these WITH my camera :) Every summer I’ve encountered them here I have been prepared with my knife and bags but no camera… I think the fact that I was leading a group of 1st time mushroomers to pick cantharellus helped the luck of this find. I also was really intrigued with the fact that these didn’t have the typical stick and twig fest running throughout their fruitbodies. Most Hydnellum seem to always grow around and into whatever plant life and debris is nearby. These were pristine!

Happy hunting to you both ;)

Interesting growth form
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-08-13 09:17:08 PDT (-0700)

they look really ‘happy’ and well developed.

Beautiful detail of blue teeth
By: good luck 2U (donaldjohnston)
2012-08-13 07:20:50 PDT (-0700)

Created: 2012-08-13 00:55:01 PDT (-0700)
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