Observation 199880: Punctularia atropurpurascens (Berk. & Broome) Petch

When: 2015-02-21

Collection location: Pogonip Open Space Reserve, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Thomas Laxton (Tao)

No specimen available

This was growing on the under side of an oak log.

Species Lists


This may be the fertile growth of the purple fuzz fungi. It looks exactly like a specimen Alan Rockefeller found in Mexico: http://mushroomobserver.org/107513?q=2Qxc

Proposed Names

31% (2)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Purple fuzz growing on debris of log from observation: http://mushroomobserver.org/122888?q=2Mrj
46% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Observation 198256

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I was not sure.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2015-02-26 21:30:28 CST (-0500)

If they were the same. This was growing on the same log as my previous observation: http://mushroomobserver.org/122888?q=2UHFk

purple fuzz?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-02-26 19:04:27 CST (-0500)

I see a few purple-fuzz spots. And the fuzzy crust we’ve discussed a few times this year does bleed red. I wonder if this is just an extreme form?

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