Observation 122707: Caulorhiza umbonata (Peck) Lennox

When: 2013-01-12

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

Who: Ry (dankrescent)

No specimen available

Found in a semi-circle of common trees (Large Douglas Fir?) near the Hahn Student Services building, within a cluster of dried leaves/needles/bark. Most likely hidden from direct daylight most of the time.

Very long stalk that extends several inches into the ground. The lowest part of the stalk has thin fibrous hairs, like roots.

Fibrous stalk that does not break easily. Gills are cream-colored and do not appear to be attached to the stalk. Cap brown to tan with maybe a slight hint of orange-i-ness. The cap is a fairly thick skin that can be peeled from the gills. No remarkable scent.

Approximately 6-8 inches long but perhaps only 4-5 inches visible above ground. The cap is approximately 3-4 inches in diameter.

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