Observation 149697: Fistulina hepatica (Schaeff.) With.

When: 2013-10-23

Collection location: Ma-le’l Dunes, Humboldt Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jeff Hitchcock (JHitch)

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May be a difference of what it grow on, then.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-26 14:17:50 PDT (-0700)

I have Pacific wax myrtle and chinquapin here. Arora says in “coastal California is seems to grow exclusively on chinquapin”. In my area (Oregon) it grows readily on Oregon White oak. Kind of makes me wonder what substrate it prefers in Washington.

I did
By: Jeff Hitchcock (JHitch)
2013-10-26 12:20:56 PDT (-0700)

taste it, and it tasted just like every other Fistulina I have collected…. I’ve never seen it with red tubes, always something between white and creamish yellow, although they do bruise to a brownish red color.. blood red bleeding after it sits for a minute or two, or like what happened this day- if ya put it in a bag, the bag gets all stained red!
As far as what it was on- Myrica californica, the California wax myrtle

What was this growing on, Jeff. Did you try tasting it?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-26 11:20:17 PDT (-0700)

The pores don’t look right: too white for Fistulina, which should have red pores, bleed blood-red latex, and rarely has brown on the top. The taste should be acrid, from the Vitamin C content.

Created: 2013-10-23 17:39:32 PDT (-0700)
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