Observation 137538: Agaricomycetes Doweld
When: 2013-06-23
(48.7995° -119.239° 1173m)
No herbarium specimen


Unknown Mushroom - Highlands Sno Park, FR 260, Okanogan National Forest, Near Havillah, Okanogan Co., WA, GPS Coordinate

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Unfortunately, yes
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-06-24 21:54:19 PDT (-0700)

it could be that! Or it could be another Albatrellus! Or a bolete! Or something else!

As soon as I saw the image, something about it absolutely suggested Albatrellus. I’d call it the unique color, undulating cap shape, texture, and plaque-like cracking of the surface of the cap, combined with the fact that interesting yellow Albatrellus have been recorded from this general area before.

But without more evidence, it’s stringy… There is value in attaching that name to this observation, though, I suppose, in case anyone’s ever in the area, it would be good to be on the lookout for it. A. dispansus has a very idiosyncratic range, and it would be great to know if it occurred here.

Mushrooms are the fruiting structures of the organism, and consequently disturbing them is thought to do relatively little long-term damage, possibly even aiding the dispersal of spores

Re: This looks a lot like Albatrellus cristatus
By: Vincent Lucas
2013-06-24 18:11:49 PDT (-0700)


I think you’re onto something. Could it possibly be Albatrellus dispansus (Lloyd) Canfield and Gilbertson?

This looks a lot like Albatrellus cristatus.
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-06-24 17:28:09 PDT (-0700)

But that is a species of Eastern North America. As already stated, seeing the underside might help with identifying your mushroom.

I think this is a Bolete, Vincent.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-06-24 17:20:13 PDT (-0700)

Boletes have tubes instead of gills, where the spores are produced. But only by photographing the underside of the cap can you see these. Still, the color is consistent with Boletus.

A mirror under the cap when you take a picture
By: Jim Tunney (Jim Tunney)
2013-06-24 17:01:55 PDT (-0700)

would capture an image of the underside.

Re: Underside
By: Vincent Lucas
2013-06-24 16:39:57 PDT (-0700)

Sorry, I don’t have photos of the underside as I usually don’t pick the mushrooms when I photograph them. I just ;eave them in their natural state where i found them.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-06-24 16:31:31 PDT (-0700)

We need pictures of the underside to be able to identify mushrooms in most cases.
Do you have any? Looks interesting.

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