Observation 122309: Xerocomellus dryophilus (Thiers) N. Siegel, C.F. Schwarz & J.L. Frank

When: 2012-12-15

Collection location: Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

Widner Ranch; Thea’s favorite mushroom of the foray! This looks very similar to the eastern form. Apparently, some are the same! Hypomyces evident.

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Recognized by sight: Could be dryophilus… just with a faded cap. The bulbous red stipe base is more like it.

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Cool. I think that is a first for me.
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-03-04 15:48:27 PST (-0800)

It is also nice to see you working together…, Ah!

the stipe colors (yellow at apex, red below)…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-03-04 09:19:11 PST (-0800)

as well as the stipe shape also indicate dryophilus over chrysenteron.

although normally quite rosy capped when young, this sp. can also show a cracked a cap and a pinkish-brown cap color overall in age, like you show here.

in youth, this sp. is equal in colorful beauty to Boletus bicolor!

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