Observation 116962: Gomphidius Fr.

When: 2012-11-15

Collection location: Briarcrest Neighborhood, Shoreline, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (T. Sage)

No specimen available

12" across

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Very large size
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-11-17 02:07:47 -05 (-0500)

suggests this may be Gomphidius largus or G. maculatus. G. largus according to Arora in Mushrooms Demystified is a “… giant version of G. glutinosus…”, which would require a slimy veil to be present. I don’t see the slimy veil, but I can see the remnants of a veil. G. maculatus, aka “Hideous Gomphidius” in Arora, “…lacks the slimy veil characteristic of other Gomphidii and features both robust and very slender forms. It is a northern species that grows mainly with larch, often in the company of Suillus cavipes and S. grevillei.” I think I’d vote for G. maculatus based solely on the huge size and veil, though.

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