Observation 122808: Gliophorus psittacinus var. californicus

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Recognized by sight: Blue hues on stipe, gills and cap in some specimens.

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that’s why they call ’em…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-16 11:46:52 CST (-0600)

chameleon waxies.

if you put the pinkies in a moist chamber (like a tacklebox), they turn back to green.

This color phenom is not exclusive to Santa Cruz; also seen in the East Bay (Huckleberry Preserve) as well as Mendocino.

The late winter/spring Santa Cruz form
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-01-15 00:48:18 CST (-0600)

common right now (and most springs when Camarophyllus pratensis is also fruiting well) goes green to orange to pinkish-lilac like these, and often has a strong blue or greenish-aqua halo around the top of the stipe and inner gills.

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