Birch was closest tree, others nearby
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These are under Birch, and I don’t think there are any oaks nearby. I’ll go back and try to find out more info.
There was probably 6 fruitbodies, usually growing in pairs.
You are helping to extend the expanding western range of these guys! I suspect that they are with some sort of planted trees. But here’s another wrinkle, from Kuo’s webpage on this sp.:
“Ecology: Usually reported as mycorrhizal with oaks and other hardwoods (and sometimes reported under conifers)—but possibly saprobic, or merely facultatively mycorrhizal (see comments above); growing alone, scattered, or gregariously; summer and fall; widely distributed and common in eastern North America, but rare to absent in most western areas. Trudell & Ammirati (2009) report Gyroporus castaneus in urban areas of the Pacific Northwest, probably imported with landscape trees.”
Folks in the southeast eat them commonly. But here in west, they mostly get vouchered.
Was there oak in the area? And how many fruit bodies were there?
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