Observation 118274: Chroogomphus (Singer) O.K. Mill.

When: 2012-11-28

Collection location: Tilden Regional Park, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nimmo (barky)

No specimen available

Growing under (I believe) Monterey pine in a group at the ridgetop – this was the largest and possibly the shortest I’ve ever found. Cap fully 4.5in/11cm wide! Flesh orange.

Is it possible i’ve misidentified?

Proposed Names

55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Can look macroscopically identical to C. vinicolor and C. rutilus (which doesn’t appear to occur in the US).
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: I agree with Christian, it has the stature of C. pseudovinicolor, but the associated seems to be wrong.
83% (1)
Recognized by sight: Red-brown to orange to ocher color, growing with pine, decurrent gills. Microscopy needed to assign to species.
Used references: Miller Jr., O.K. (2003). The Gomphidiaceae revisited: a worldwide perspective. Mycologia 95(1): 176-183.

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The robust size is a bit interesting
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-11-28 20:09:57 PST (-0800)

Looks like C. pseudovinicolor, but I usually don’t find that unless there are Ponderosa Pine/Suillus pseudobrevipes around

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