Observation 107371: Bondarzewia occidentalis Jia J. Chen, B.K. Cui & Y.C. Dai

When: 2012-08-24

Collection location: Echo Summit, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]


Who: Mike McCurdy (lesmcurdy)

No specimen available

This was found in a mixed conifer forest, but primarily lodgepole pine. It appeared to be growing on the pine duff, not on wood. There were several clusters growing in a 30 ft diameter area.

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Recognized by sight: and a kind email telling me what it was.
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
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Recognized by sight: New name for the Western North American “Bondarzewia mesenterica”, which is not the same as the European species.
Used references: Chen, J., Cui, B., He, S., Cooper, J. A., Barrett, M. D., Chen, J., … & Dai, Y. (2016). Molecular phylogeny and global diversity of the remarkable genus Bondarzewia (Basidiomycota, Russulales). Mycologia, 108(4), 697-708.

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