This is one of the most ubiquitous of the early hypogeous fungi found in the fall. It may well be H. parksii, which has been found numerous times in the past at this location. The odor is strong chemical/sharp. I have eaten it once (unintentionally), but will never willingly eat it again. Oddly, Hymenogasters in additional to adding to biodiversity and the food supply of Northern Flying squirrels and California Red-backed voles, may also play a part in cleaning the environment, as they are known to concentrate heavy metals.
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Created: 2008-11-27 17:50:11 PST (-0800)
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